District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Ilya Zinov (DOB: 09/21/1988) was sentenced in Barnstable Superior Court after being found guilty by a jury on April 17, 2014, of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony. Sentencing occurred after the second phase of the trial which involved Zinov being found guilty of being an Armed Career Criminal.
At sentencing, the Commonwealth requested that Zinov be sentenced to eighteen to twenty years committed in State Prison with twenty five years probation. Judge Robert C. Rufo sentenced Mr. Zinov to twelve to fifteen years committed in State Prison on the Armed Assault with Intent to Murder charge. With regard to the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm charge, the Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony charge, and the Armed Career Criminal charge, Judge Rufo sentenced Mr. Zinov to four to five years committed in State Prison, five to five years and one day committed in State Prison, and seven to seven years and one day committed in State Prison, all sentences to run concurrent. On the remaining charge of Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Zinov was placed on twenty years probation, concurrent with the committed sentence.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of January 6, 2011, in Hyannis, Massachusetts. During the incident, Zinov shot John G. Lopes Jr. four times with an unlicensed firearm. As a result of the shooting, Mr. Lopes suffered serious personal injury.
The case was investigated by the Barnstable Police Department, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department and the Massachusetts State Police.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Edward F.X. Lynch.