Testimony Begins in Adrian Loya Murder Trial


BARNSTABLE – Opening statements were heard and testimony began Tuesday in Barnstable Superior Court in the murder trial of Adrian Loya.

Prosecutors said Loya videotaped his rampage with a camera attached to his clothing and set explosive devices outside the condominium in an attempt to delay police from responding.

He also set his car on fire.

Loya, 32, is accused of forcing his way into a condominium on Roundhouse Road in February of 2015 and killing Petty Officer Lisa Trubnikova and injuring her wife, Petty Officer Anna Trubnikova, before shooting responding officer Jared MacDonald in the back.

He was previously deemed competent to stand trial, but defense attorney Drew Segadelli will argue his client was not able to understand the wrongfulness of his actions and plans to argue an insanity defense.

Loya has been held at Bridgewater State Hospital since he was arrested shortly after the incident.

He’s charged with murder, three counts of armed assault to murder; three counts of aggravated assault and battery; two counts of armed home invasion; two counts of armed assault in a dwelling; three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; two counts of armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury; burglary and assault on an occupant; arson of a motor vehicle; possession of a hoax device; assault and battery on a police officer; and 10 counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device.

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