Trial date set for former Kodiak Coast Guardsman accused of murder

Coast Guard Base Kodiak
Coast Guard Base Kodiak as seen from across Women’s Bay, Dec. 31, 2011. (Creative Commons photo by James Brooks)

A former Kodiak Coast Guardsman charged with killing a colleague and injuring two other people on Cape Cod over a year ago is scheduled to go to trial at the end of May. The accused, from Chesapeake, Virginia, and two victims were once stationed at Coast Guard Base Kodiak.

The Cape Cod Times reports that Adrian Loya’s trial date of May 31 was set by a judge on Tuesday.

Loya is charged with fatally shooting Lisa Trubnikova and wounding her wife, Anna, in Bourne, Massachusetts, in February 2015. Both were also in the Coast Guard. Loya is also charged with wounding Bourne Police Officer Jared MacDonald.

Loya has been at a state psychiatric facility for the year since the shootings, and his attorney said he plans to argue that Loya is not criminally responsible because of mental illness.

Police said Loya wrote a 250-page essay stating his reasons for wanting to kill Lisa Trubnikova. Loya and Trubnikova had met, and according to previous statements by her family, he became obsessed with her when they were both stationed in Kodiak.

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