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In-law slaying trial Day 5: Closing arguments and jury goes into deliberation

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A chilling 911 call from a child marked the beginning of closing arguments from the State as they seek to convict Lonnie Jacob Ragan for the 2011 shooting death of his sister-in-law, Holly Hearn.

"My friends mom just got shot," said the child's voice.

Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Cooley compared the 5912 Billings Ct. murder to a scary movie. "This horror show, though, lasted seconds," she said.

Cooley emphasized that Hearn, a mother of two, only had seconds to react after Ragan stormed onto the property with a shotgun.

Witnesses testified that when Hearn saw Ragan, she ran inside her home and grabbed a 32 caliber revolver.

A forensic pathologist testified that 9 buckshots entered the victim's chest, two exited the back.

After Ragan shot Holly's husband, Ryan Hearn, a neighbor also testified that Ragan tried to shoot Ryan a second time, but the gun jammed. Although, the defense claims it was self defense, Cooley says this was calculated murder.

"There were children in that home," said Cooley, reminding the jury that children allegedly witnessed the whole scene.

Witnesses also say they saw Ragan wearing the harness, and toting the gun on August 26, 2011. Cooley emphatically urged the jury to use common sense.

The jury is currently in the deliberation room. This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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