A Capitol Heights woman and her younger brother were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the beating and stabbing death of a Northeast Washington pizza parlor owner Wednesday.
Shanika Robinson, 28, bowed her head and rubbed her eyes as the D.C. Superior Court jury read the verdict, finding her guilty of six of eight charges — including conspiracy and burglary — against her in the 2009 murder of her brother-in-law, Shahabuddin Rana, 44.
The jury also found Robinson’s younger brother Leon guilty of all seven charges against him, including first-degree premeditated murder.
The jury also found that the murder constituted “aggravated circumstances,” which means the brother and sister now face life in prison without the possibilty of parole.
They are scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 14.