CLEVELAND, Ohio — A North Royalton man was sentenced Thursday to life in jail for capturing his 19-yr-previous girlfriend to demise.
A jury convicted Jeffrey Greiner on Sept. 24 of homicide for killing Christal Shaver in February 2016. Additionally they discovered the 26 yr previous responsible of reckless and negligent murder, felonious assault and tampering with proof.
He shall be eligible for parole in 21 years.
Prosecutors in the course of the trial gave two explanations of how they consider Shaver died.
The primary, was that Greiner was enjoying together with his gun when it fired and a bullet struck Shaver within the throat. The second, the prosecutors famous that the downward trajectory of the bullet confirmed that Greiner executed her on objective.
Greiner advised police in a 911 name that a drive-by gunman fired a single shot into the lounge of his house earlier than rushing away on York Street.
Investigators observed that there was no blood in Greiner’s front room. They did discover blood on the closet doorways, the wall and the nightstand in his bed room.
One investigator additionally identified that York Street is not seen from Greiner’s condo.
Officers then observed diluted blood within the toilet sink, as if somebody tried to scrub blood off their arms. Investigators discovered the loaded .forty-caliber pistol hidden underneath a mattress within the spare bed room.
Greiner later admitted that he fired the shot that killed Shaver whereas they have been enjoying with the gun. He stated he did not understand the gun was loaded and pulled the set off.
Investigators later discovered a handwritten letter on the bed room dresser during which Greiner begged for forgiveness and a second probability. Additionally they discovered a diamond engagement ring that Greiner had simply purchased, and a second letter by which Greiner stated he did not care if Shaver’s mom did not approve of their relationship.
Detectives additionally discovered that Greiner lied about a number of different issues together with that he was within the army, that he had in depth firearm coaching, that he fought in underground cage matches and that he he was holding on to the gun for a good friend.
Investigators later found that he purchased the gun in Cleveland.
Shaver, then a scholar at Springs of Life Bible School, give up her job at Speedway the day earlier than Greiner shot her and was getting ready to start out coaching to train English as a second language so she might grow to be an abroad missionary.
She and Greiner have been presupposed to go to her mother and father’ home for dinner the night time of the…