Detroit Man Guilty Of Murdering Daughter, Grandma, Aunt
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A jury has found a 29-year-old Detroit man guilty of first-degree murder for gunning down his 7-year-old daughter, grandmother and aunt.
Ferdarius Shine’s mother told police he ran from their house in the 13500 block of Winthrop Street after the Feb. 15, 2013, shootings, screaming that “the devil” made him do it.
He surrendered at a psychiatric hospital the next day and underwent a mental competency exam before his trial in Wayne County Circuit Court. A jury returned the verdict on Monday.
Shines’ 49-year-old aunt Santangela Williams and his 68-year-old grandmother Geraldine Bates were killed instantly. His daughter, Amera Jones, was hospitalized in critical condition but later died from her injuries.
Investigators say Shine, who is mentally disabled, has a concealed weapons permit. He was apparently off his medication at the time of the shooting.
First-degree murder in Michigan carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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