Ohio teen Mackenzie Shirilla who intentionally killed her boyfriend and pal in 100mph crash is sentenced to 15 years to life
- Mackenzie Shirilla, 20, sobbed as she learned of her conviction on Monday for the murders of her boyfriend Dominic Russo, 20, and her friend Davion Flanagan, 19.
- She deliberately drove her car into a wall at 100 mph killing her boyfriend and a friend in July 2022 in Strongsville, Ohio
- The judge told Shirilla the most damning evidence against her was the ‘chilling and tragic’ surveillance video showing her speeding into the wall
An Ohio teenager who killed her boyfriend and one of his friends in an intentional 100mph crash has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Mackenzie Shirilla, 20, sobbed as she learned of her conviction on Monday for the murders of her boyfriend Dominic Russo, 20, and friend Davion Flanagan, 19, in July 2022.
In November last year, she was charged with murder, aggravated driving homicide and felony assault, although she insisted the crash was an accident.
Prosecutors said she was on a ‘death mission’ which she saw as a way out of their toxic relationship and scouted the route a week before she killed him and his friend, who was cargo”.
Mackenzie Shirilla, 20, broke down in tears on Monday as she was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of her boyfriend and a friend in a deliberate car accident.
Mackenzie Shirilla with her boyfriend Dominic Russo. She was found guilty of his murder on Monday
Judge Nancy Margaret Russo said on Monday the most important piece of evidence against Shirilla was the ‘chilling and tragic’ surveillance video, which shows her speeding up to smash her Toyota Camry into the wall of a building commercial.
“That’s the kind of evidence you can never ignore,” Russo said.
She had a mission and she carried it out with precision. The mission was death.
She said Shirilla, who was 17 at the time of the crash, was “hell on wheels”.
Last week, when Shirilla was convicted after a four-day trial without a jury, Russo said the two men in the car felt pure terror as she drove them to their deaths.
“There’s no doubt about the sheer terror of the two people in that car,” she said.
“It was not reckless driving. It was murder.
Shirilla’s Toyota Camry is pictured after the crash in July 2022
The judge said on Monday there was ‘no doubt about the utter terror of the two people in this car’
Court saw footage of Shirilla speeding into a wall at 100mph
Shirilla’s lawyers had argued that the accident was an accident.
She and the two victims were smoking marijuana before the collision. His family said they plan to appeal the verdict.
In a TikTok, she looks at the camera and says, “I’m just one of those girls who can take a lot of drugs and not die.”
After the accident, Shirilla searched the internet for modeling jobs in Los Angeles from her hospital bed.
And after her release, she attended a music concert in a wheelchair and was in a TikTok video for Halloween, dancing with friends dressed as what appears to be a corpse.