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Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch

Aaron Searls listens to opening arguments during his murder trial on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Cabell County Courthouse. Searls is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Larry John Keaton Jr., 45, on Jan. 9, 2012.

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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