Mackenzie Shirilla sentenced for Russo, Flanagan murders

Top left: Mackenzie Shirilla with Dominic Russo (image: Facebook/Mackenzie Shirilla). Bottom left: Davion Flanagan (image: his obituary). Mackenzie Shirilla reads her statement at her sentencing on Aug. 21, 2023 (via Law&Crime Network).

A convicted teenage murderer in Ohio will get the chance for parole after serving 15 years in prison for crashing her car into a brick wall, murdering her boyfriend and another man.

Then again, defendant Mackenzie Shirilla, 19, was warned by the judge that she might just spend the rest of her days in prison, and whether she ever gets out depends on the parole board — and the defendant herself.

Shirilla was sentenced to concurrent — not consecutive — terms of 15 years t0 life behind bars, with credit for time served for murdering boyfriend Dominic Russo, 20, and friend Davion Flanagan, 19. The sentence reflected the defense’s request.

Judge Nancy Margaret Russo (no relation to victim Dominic) voiced reservations, however, agreeing with the prosecution that the defendant showed a lack of remorse after the July 31, 2022, tragedy. She voiced doubt that Shirilla will get out of prison in 15 years.

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