Douglas Shine found guilty in Warrensville Heights barbershop murders

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CLEVELAND-- A Cuyahoga County jury reached its verdict in the case of a man accused of killing three people at a Warrensville Heights barbershop.

Douglas Shine Jr., 21, was found guilty on aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault charges in the case. He also met specifications, making him eligible for the death penalty. That will be determined during the sentencing phase of the trial.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg read the verdict Friday afternoon.

Three people were killed and three more were injured in the Feb. 5, 2015 shooting at Chalk Linez Barbershop on Harvard Avenue.

Shine was also charged in two other shootings.

Investigators said Shine is part of the Heartless Felons gang and the shooting was gang-related.

Shine was released from prison in December 2014 after serving two years on robbery and weapons charges.

"I'm relieved because this is a long process for our family, so I'm here because I'm looking for closure, but my closure still isn't done until the sentencing," said Sheri Burketh, mother of victim, William Gonzalez.

"To have no remorse, to have no tears, to not have a heart for the things that you've done, it's hard to watch," said Angela Ladson.

Angela Ladson's son, Brandon, was killed inside the barbershop.

Four months later, her other son, Aaron Ladson, was shot and killed in the driveway of his grandmother's home. Prosecutors say Aaron was a witness and had identified Shine as the shooter.

Friday, jurors also convicted Shine of orchestrating the murder from his jail cell.

"It's no words because I lost two sons, and my heart is still hurting because they're not here…to know that justice is being served, I'm sure they're smiling in heaven," Ladson said.

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