Loya Trial

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A jury in Barnstable has found former Coast Guardsman Adrian Loya guilty of first-degree murder of fellow officer Lisa Trubnikova in 2015.

The verdict came after fourteen hours of deliberation.

Now It Goes to the Jury

Sep 8, 2017
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The jury in the murder trial of former Coast Guardsman Adrian Loya will begin deliberating his fate Friday afternoon in Barnstable. Prosecutors for the Commonwealth and Loya's defense attorney each presented closing arguments before noon. Loya could get as much as life in prison, or life in a mental institution, depending on what jury decides.

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. His guests include Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times; WCAI's Patrick Flanary; Brittany Feldott of the Falmouth Enterprise;Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Andy Tomolonis of South Coast Today; Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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Adrian Loya was a depressed loner, determined to confront what he called "a monstrous injustice" by killing the subordinate officer he believed derailed his military career. 

 

His "mission" on February 5, 2015, as he later told a psychologist at Bridgewater State Hospital, was to murder his "rapist," then be killed by police.

 

He didn't get the ending he wanted. 

 

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Shortly after he surrendered to police on the morning of February 5, 2015, former Coast Guard officer Adrian Thomas Loya told detectives in a taped interview that he had planned to kill Lisa Trubnikova in retaliation for a sexual assault. 

 

Today was the first time that Loya became emotional in court. He wiped away tears as the jury watched the two-hour interview detailing his plan to drive from Chesapeake, Virginia, to his fellow officer's home on Monument Beach. 

 

Patrick Flanary

Former Coast Guard officer Adrian Loya  is accused of fatally shooting fellow Coast Guard officer Lisa Trubnikova, and injuring her wife and a Bourne police officer, in 2015.

WCAI's Patrick Flanary is covering the trial from Barnstable Superior Court. He speaks with Steve Junker on developments from the first day.

Trial Begins for Coast Guardsman Accused in Bourne Murder

Aug 28, 2017
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Jury selection begins today in the trial of a former Coast Guardsman accused of killing a fellow officer at her home in Bourne two years ago.

Adrian Loya is accused of shooting Lisa Trubnikova to death in an orchestrated attack that also injured her wife and a responding police officer. Loya’s defense is expected to argue that he was not criminally responsible for the murder.

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A Barnstable County judge has set a trial date for a former Coast Guard member accused of killing a fellow officer two years ago in Bourne.  

Adrian Loya will face a jury beginning August 7th, in Barnstable Superior Court.

Loya is charged with the murder of Lisa Trubnikova at her home in Monument Beach on February 5th, 2015. The attack also injured her wife, Anna, and a responding Bourne police officer.

Well more than 100 police and emergency response vehicles provided a hero's escort to Officer Jared MacDonald, as residents and friends lined Main Street cheering for him -- waving hand-made signs and American flags.

Town employee Jean Potter says she was amazed by the turnout, and that MacDonald deserves the support.

"He went by, and I did get to see him, and I was able to wave," she said. "And he looks great. He had a huge smile on his face, and he was waving and he looked really happy to be coming home to this."