Cope is accused of the first degree murder of Shreveport Police Sgt. Timothy Prunty outside a south Shreveport convenience store in the early morning hours of Oct. 24, 2010.
A 'gulity verdict' is punishable by lthe death penalty or life without possibility of parole, probation or suspension.
If the jury comes back with a guilty verdict tonight, it is likely the penalty phase of the trial will begin sometime tomorrow.
NBC 6 News Reporter Stephanie Claytor is in the courtroom and will bring details at 5m 6 and 10 tonight.