Teenage lady sobs as she’s sentenced to fifteen years to life in jail for ‘hell on wheels’ lethal automobile crash

An Ohio teenager has been jailed for between 15 years and life in jail for a deliberate 100mph “hell on wheels” crash that killed her boyfriend and buddy.

Mackenzie Shirilla, 19, was discovered responsible on a number of counts of homicide for the incident that killed Dominic Russo, 20, and Davion Flanagan, 19, final 12 months.

Shirilla sobbed in court docket as the decision was delivered, based on Fox News. She learn an announcement saying: “I’m so deeply sorry. I hope one day you can see I would never let this happen or do it on purpose.”

However, her trial heard that her actions have been deliberate – and that after the deadly crash she had tried to get a modelling job, gone to a live performance in a wheelchair, and requested police: “Can’t you just take my licence away for 10 years or something like that?”

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy Margaret Russo, who held the trial and not using a jury, mentioned: “She had a mission, and she executed it with precision. The decision was death.

“Her actions were controlled, methodical, deliberate, intentional and purposeful. This was not reckless driving. This was murder.”

The court docket was informed that the crash came about at round 5.30am on 31 July 2022 at a constructing in a enterprise park. Investigators say that Shirilla drove her 2018 Toyota Camry down a three-quarter mile highway till it hit a pace of 100mph.

Data from the automobile’s laptop and surveillance video confirmed that the steering wheel jerked to the fitting after which left earlier than the car left the highway and crashed into the enterprise.

The wreck was discovered by a passerby round 45 minutes later. When police arrived they discovered Russo and Flanagan useless, and Shrilla trapped within the driver’s seat with a fuzzy Prada slipper caught to the accelerator.

The decide informed the court docket that the ultimate seconds of the incident proved that Shirilla acted with goal.

“She morphs from responsible driver to literal hell on wheels,” she mentioned.

Prosecutors confirmed a video taken weeks earlier than the crash which confirmed Shrilla arguing with Russo and wherein she threatened to key his automobile.

Following the crash, docs acknowledged that Shiilla expressed “grief, guilt and shame” concerning the crash, with prosecutors saying that she had demonstrated “consciousness of guilt”.

Her legal professionals argued that feeling unhealthy after a deadly crash didn’t make the motive force a assassin and mentioned that prosecutors had not proved she had not simply misplaced management whereas driving recklessly.

She shall be eligible for parole in 15 years.

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