A jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of Douglas Shine Jr., who police say killed three at a Warrensville Heights barbershop in 2015.
Shine was found guilty of aggravated murder, a gun specification, felony murder and participating in a gang while committing multiple murders. He was initially arrested in connection to a triple slaying at Chalk Linez barbershop in February 2015. Three were also injured in the shooting.
Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty for 21-year-old Shine, who was also accused of two other shootings that targeted one of the men who was later shot at the barbershop.
Court documents show that Shine worked with Kevin McKinney to kill a key witness to the case in the driveway of his grandmothers home. McKinney was also indicted on aggravated murder charges.
After Shine was arrested for murder, court documents state he and McKinney orchestrated the killing of 32-year-old Aaron "Pudge" Ladson. Ladson was shot in the head in June 2015, a few months after his brother, Brandon White, was killed in the barbershop shooting.
Shine, 21, previously served two years in prison on robbery and weapons charges. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Officials say Shine is a part of the Heartless Felons gang and the shooting was gang-related.