Woman accused of killing man while he filmed her found guilty of murder

Rahim Grant

Rahim Grant

A woman who was accused of shooting and killing a man while he filmed her with his cellphone was found guilty of murder this week.

A Clayton County jury convicted Ciera Harp, 29, of malice murder and aggravated assault Wednesday, Chief Assistant District Attorney John Fowler confirmed to AJC.com.

Authorities said Harp shot Rahim Grant seven times in a Clayton County apartment Dec. 29, 2018. He died of his injuries.

Grant’s mother, Geraldine Grant Bryson, previously said Harp was obsessed with her son. Soon after Harp was arrested, Grant Bryson told Channel 2 Action News about her son’s troubled and tumultuous relationship with the woman.

“It broke my heart. ... It's something you don't think when you just talked to your son,” she said.

Grant Bryson said she told her son to get out his phone and start recording whenever he felt he was in trouble.

"(I told him) get the video, record it and lay the phone down," she said.

Grant did that and recorded his own murder, Channel 2 previously reported.

Initially, police were not able to get evidence from Grant's phone, but they eventually were able to get their hands on it and saw Harp shoot Grant before he pleads for water and expresses a desire to hug his daughter, Channel 2 reported.

Harp is scheduled to be sentenced June 5.

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