Massachusetts man found guilty on 3 counts of murder

Caius Veiovis
Caius Veiovis

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Caius Veiovis has been found guilty of first degree murder in the killing of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell, in connection with a 2011 triple killing in Berkshire County. He was also found guilty of kidnapping all three men, and on a charge of witness intimidation.

Caius Veiovis
Caius Veiovis

After the verdict came in, Veiovis exclaimed, “I’ll see you all in Hell! Every *expletive* one of you! I’ll see you in Hell!” The jury in the case began deliberating a week ago, following closing arguments last Friday.

Prosecutors say that Veiovis, along with Adam Lee Hall and David Chalue, kidnapped and murdered David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell of Pittsfield; dumping their dismembered bodies on private property in Becket. Going into Veiovis’s trial, Hall and Chalue had already been convicted in the killings, and have been given three life sentences.

During the trial, Veiovis’s defense attorney, James Reardon, Jr., said that there was no physical evidence to tie his client to the crime. He also said that there is no indication as to where the killings even took place, and noted that no murder weapon has ever been recovered.

Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless acknowledged the lack of physical evidence, but said that Veiovis had motive, because he aspired to join the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang; a group in which Hall was a high-ranking member. Prosecutors say that Hall wanted Glasser dead to prevent him from testifying in an assault case, while the others were killed to eliminate any witnesses to Glasser’s kidnapping.

The jury began their deliberations last Friday afternoon, following closing statements. While they deliberated only two hours that day, they continued their work all day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday without reaching a verdict, before finally reaching their verdict around 3:00 Friday afternoon.

Though the crimes happened in Berkshire County, the trials of Hall, Chalue, and Veiovis were all moved to Springfield out of concern about finding an impartial jury, due to the large amount of publicity the case received in the Berkshires. At jury selection, Veiovis’s lawyer expressed more concern about finding an impartial jury because of his client’s “unique appearance.” Veiovis has multiple facial tattoos and body modifications, including horn-like projections in his forehead.

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