A man who gunned down and murdered his longtime-partner and prominent business woman in Northwest Louisiana will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Caddo Assistant DA Brittney Green says a jury found 59-year-old Mark Colby guilty of second degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Angela Godley.
"And the lifetime mandatory sentence was handed down by Judge Mosley," said Green.
Godley was found dead in the laundry room at the couple’s Shreve Island home on September 10, 2014. Green says the incident rocked the community as the victim was a well known restaurant owner and former cardiac care nurse.
"There was such a public reaction because people knew Mrs. Godley from Noble Savage and she had many co-workers and friends you knew her as a wonderful nurse," said Green.
Green says on the night of the murder, something went wrong between the two after a night out that resulted in Colby taking a .45 handgun and shooting the victim 5 times, including 4 in he back. She says Colby had a violent history.
"He had a history of using guns to exert power and control," said Green. "Unfortunately it ended deadly that morning for Ms. Godley."