Ohio teen Mackenzie Shirilla who intentionally killed her boyfriend and pal in 100mph crash is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison
Ohio teen Mackenzie Shirilla who deliberately killed her boyfriend and girlfriend in 100 mph crash has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison
- Mackenzie Shirilla, 20, sobbed when she heard her sentence on Monday for the murder of boyfriend Dominic Russo, 20, and his friend Davion Flanagan, 19
- She deliberately drove her car into a wall at 100 mph and killed her boyfriend and a friend in July 2022 in Strongsville, Ohio
- The judge told Shirilla that the most damning evidence against her was the “horrifying and tragic” surveillance footage that showed her accelerating into the wall.
An Ohio teen who killed her boyfriend and one of his friends in a deliberate 100 mph accident has been sentenced to 15 years to life.
Mackenzie Shirilla, 20, sobbed when she heard her sentence on Monday for the July 2022 murder of her boyfriend Dominic Russo, 20, and his 19-year-old friend Davion Flanagan.
Last November, she was charged with murder, manslaughter with grievous bodily harm and aggravated assault, despite insisting the accident was an accident.
Prosecutors said she was on a “death mission” that she saw as her way out of their toxic relationship and that she had reconnoitred the route a week before killing him and his friend, who was “cargo.”
Mackenzie Shirilla, 20, burst into tears on Monday when she was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of his boyfriend and a friend in a deliberate car accident
Mackenzie Shirilla with boyfriend Dominic Russo. She was convicted of his murder on Monday
Judge Nancy Margaret Russo said on Monday that the main piece of evidence against Shirilla was “horrifying and tragic” surveillance footage, which shows her slamming her Toyota Camry at high speed against the wall of a commercial building.
“This is the kind of evidence you can never spare,” Russo said.
“She had a mission and carried it out with precision. The mission was death.’
She said Shirilla, who was 17 at the time of the crash, was a “literal hell on wheels.”
Last week, when Shirilla was sentenced after a four-day trial without a jury, Russo said the two men in the car experienced sheer terror as she drove them to their deaths.
“There can be no doubt about the absolute agony of the two people in that car,” she said.
This was not reckless driving. This was murder.’
Shirilla’s lawyers had argued that the crash was an accident.