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Curtis Johnson / The Herald-Dispatch

Mirriah Cover wipes tears from her eyes Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Cabell Circuit Court, while looking at the ball cap of her late boyfriend, Larry John Keaton Jr. She was an eyewitness to his January 2012 shooting death.

Gallery: Mirriah Cover testifies at Searls trial

Jul. 11, 2013 @ 08:06 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Eighteen months of emotion flowed from Mirriah Cover's voice and eyes Wednesday as she recalled grabbing the barrel of a gunman's laser-guided pistol and holding it for dear life, moments after three gunshots critically wounded her boyfriend, Larry John Keaton Jr.

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