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Lynn man found guilty of first-degree murder

LYNN — Brian Brito, of Lynn, was convicted of first-degree murder on Friday for the 2017 shooting and killing of Salem’s  Mohammedreza “Sina” Zangiband, Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker announced.

The shooting was part of a crime spree that occurred from Lynn to North Andover and Lawrence. Brito was charged with murder, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery while masked and while carrying a firearm, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, armed assault with intent to murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He was found guilty on all 12 counts by a jury at Salem Superior Court. Sentencing is scheduled for July 20.

“The brutality of these crimes has changed many lives forever but justice was served through a tremendous group effort by our trial team, victim witness staff, and investigators with units across the community,” Tucker said. “This was a difficult case for many reasons but this defendant will now face the consequences of his actions.”

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