Zinov gets 12 to 15 years in state prison

Judge Robert C. Rufo issues concurrent sentences in Barnstable Superior Court Monday

In Barnstable Superior Court Monday, 25-year-old Ilya Zinov was sentenced on charges stemming from a 2011 shooting in Hyannis. According to a release from the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, the sentencing followed Zinov's being found guilty by a jury on four charges on April 17. Zinov was found guilty of being an armed career criminal Monday.

During the sentencing Assistant District Attorney Edward F. X. Lynch requested that Zinov be given 18 to 25 years in state prison with 25 years probation on the charges of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated assault and battery and being an armed career criminal.

Judge Robert C. Rufo wasn't as hard on Zinov, lowering the amount of time in prison and stacking consecutive sentences as follows:

  • Armed assault with intent to murder: 12 to 15 years in state prison
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm: 4 to 5 years in state prison
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony: five to five years and one day in state prison
  • Armed career criminal charge: seven to seven years and one day in state prison
  • Aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: 20 years probation (concurrent with committed sentence)

According to court records, Zinov shot John G. Lopes Jr. four times with an unlicensed firearm in the early morning hours of January 6, 2011.  During the shooting, which occurred in the parking lot of Ying's Sushi Bar & Lounge in Hyannis, Lopes sustained serious injury, according to the DA's Office.


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