Shone, 55, was jailed for at least 16 years yesterday as Mary's relatives watched from the public benches.
Andrew and Mary's sister Christine Keegan, 42, were in court to see sentence passed on brutal Shone, who was found guilty by a jury at the High Court in Glasgow last month.
Shone killed Mary after a row at their home in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
Officers in the helicopter identified the address where the light had been shone from and later a 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft.
It follows a separate incident in South Tyneside on Tuesday night when police received a report that a laser light had been shone at a flight which was approaching Newcastle International Airport.
Shortly afterwards, a second call was received about a laser pen being shone in the area.
Nathan Barry Griffiths, 23, was "guilty of being stupid", when he shone the laser into the night sky, magistrates said yesterday.
A laser pen that owned Another man had also shone the pen, the court heard.
Prosecuting, John Wylde said in an interview Griffiths accepted he had shone the light into the night sky and had heard the helicopter.
Shone, 55, is charged with stabbing mum-of-four Mary Craig to death at their home in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, in May.
The jury heard Shone had been detained for assaulting the 43-year-old but was later told she had died.
The German shepherd,Tara, was up on its hind legs and was thrust at Mr Shone following a dispute over a sign Mr Shone had erected in a hedge between their properties.
Mr Shone put his hand up to protect himself and was bitten on the arm, receiving five puncture marks.
Mr Shone and Miss McCloud's argument spilled out into the road and into a park -and Houghton followed in his taxi.
But as they returned,it was alleged that Houghton deliberately ran Mr Shone down.