Adrian Loya charged with killing fellow Coast Guard officer, wounding her spouse and a police officer.Haven Orecchio-Egresitz @HavenCCT
BARNSTABLE — A Virginia man accused of carrying out an elaborately planned attack that left a fellow Coast Guard officer dead and her wife and a Bourne police officer seriously injured is scheduled to go to trial May 31.
The trial date for Adrian Loya, 32, was set during a hearing Tuesday in Barnstable Superior Court. Loya's attorney, Drew Segadelli, was seeking to have a pending evaluation of his client by a psychiatrist hired by the commonwealth recorded.
"He's an agent for the district attorney's office," Segadelli said of Dr. Martin Kelly.
Loya, who is accused of forcing his way into a Monument Beach condominium armed with several guns and killing Petty Officer Lisa Trubnikova, 31, and injuring her spouse, Petty Officer Anna Trubnikova, has been evaluated by a psychiatrist assigned to Bridgewater State Hospital and found competent to stand trial. Segadelli also had a private psychiatrist evaluate his client and plans to argue that Loya is not criminally responsible because of a mental disease or defect.
Interactive timeline of key events in the Adrian Loya murder case:
"We didn't know they were proffering that defense until after we were given the report," Cape and Islands First District Attorney Brian Glenny said Tuesday.
Glenny said it was not appropriate for the evaluation to be recorded. Kelly was in the courthouse ready to testify, but Judge Gary Nickerson said he would review the affidavits and make a decision.
Nickerson said having evaluations recorded has garnered positive results in other cases, but he questioned why Segadelli did not have his own independent evaluation recorded.
Segadelli said he trusted his doctor and did not feel the need to request money from the court for the recording.
"You didn't bother to have your doctor taped," Nickerson said. "I've never known you to be a guardian of the taxpayer, Mr. Segadelli."
Segadelli said afterward that he disagreed with Nickerson questioning why he did not record his evaluation.
"My fellow spent several hours over six weeks" with Loya, he said of the doctor he retained. "Marty Kelly suggested in his report that he would spend a few hours with him."
Loya remains emotionless and it is difficult to get any reaction from him, Segadelli said.
Loya has been held at Bridgewater since his arrest Feb. 5, 2015.
As part of the staged attack earlier that day, Loya set his car on fire and set off hoax explosive devices in the secluded Sea Watch Village condominium complex before firing on police officers responding to the scene, according to a police report. Loya shot Bourne police Officer Jared MacDonald in the back, according to the report, in what law enforcement officials described as an ambush.
Investigators found a 250-page essay on a flash-drive stating his reasons for trying to kill Lisa Trubnikova, whom he had met when the two were stationed at a Coast Guard base in Kodiak, Alaska.
Loya pleaded not guilty at his Superior Court arraignment July 14 to a charge of murder; 10 counts of possession of a large-capacity feeding device (ammunition magazine); three counts each of armed assault to murder, aggravated assault and battery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; two counts each of armed home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling and armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury; and one count each of burglary and assault on an occupant, arson of a motor vehicle, possession of a hoax device and assault and battery on a police officer.
His final pretrial hearing is scheduled for May 3. The trial is expected to last 10 days.
"There will not be extensive cross-examination," Segadelli said.
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Hearing a case pertaining to the murder of a seven-year-old boy inside the premises of Ryan International School in Bhondsi, the Juvenile Justice Board on Friday reserved its order on a bunch of applications moved by the CBI, the juvenile’s counsel and the victim’s father, for December 13.
The court heard arguments on a total of five applications moved by the three parties to the case. While the CBI had moved an application last month seeking fingerprints of the juvenile, the victim’s father had on November 15 moved an application before the court seeking the trial of the juvenile as an adult.
Though the juvenile's counsels did not press for their application moved last month accusing the CBI of flouting the directions of the JJ Board to interview him between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., they moved two fresh applications on Friday.
One of the applications seeks deferment of proceedings related to declaring the juvenile as an adult till the time the CBI filed the charge sheet in the case to understand the circumstances under which the crime was committed.
Authenticity of experts
In another application, the defence has demanded access to the Social Investigation Report and the Psychological Report on the ground that they are not aware of the authenticity of the experts who have prepared the reports.
The defence counsels said that they should be provided the reports and also an opportunity for rebuttal.
The psychology report was submitted to the board on Tuesday and the social investigation report over a week ago.
Sushil Tekriwal, counsel of the victim’s father, said that the decision regarding his client's application to seek trial of the juvenile as an adult would be pronounced at a later stage after the other three applications were disposed off.
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