Family and friends testify in Wilson Homes Apt. murder trial

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The defense rested its case in a Columbus murder trial on Thursday.

Leonard Bonner is accused of shooting his girlfriend Lakeshia Moses in the face and killing her.

The defense called several family and friends who knew the couple to describe their relationship. Those close to the couple say they were playful and fun to be around.

While Prosecution is arguing malice and intent in the shooting, the defense team is arguing the shooting was accidental. They believe there was no reason for Bonner to shoot Moses and the gun wasn't used in a threatening manner.

The shooting happened two years ago at Wilson Homes Apartments.Police say Facebook posts and two eyewitnesses led them to arrest Bonner.

His attorneys claim the shooting was unintentional, and are now presenting their side of the case.

The verdict is expected to be reached on Friday.

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