Mackenzie Shirilla

Mackenzie Shirilla, 19, was found guilty of four counts of murder and felonious assault, two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, drug possession, and possessing criminal tools. Shirilla 'did purposely cause the death' of the two passengers by crashing the vehicle she was driving. On July 31, 2022, in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville, Shirilla, who was then 17-years-old, was reportedly driving at 100 mph when she purposely crashed the vehicle into a brick wall. Shirilla's boyfriend 20-year-old Dominic Russo and 19-year-old Davion Flanagan were pronounced dead at the scene. At her bench trial prosecutors said a black box inside the vehicle showed that Shirilla put the gas pedal to the floor and never attempted to brake. The judge also remarked that Shirilla's 'actions were controlled, methodical, deliberate, intentional and purposeful. This was not reckless driving. This was murder'. The automatic sentence for her charges means she is likely to be jailed for life and will not be eligible for parole until she is 34.