Massachusetts’ highest court has denied an appeal for a new trial for Caius Veiovis, who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering three men in Pittsfield in 2011. The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday upheld the 2014 conviction.
After being convicted, Veiovis, whose mugshot gained national attention because of six forehead implants that resemble horns, shouted to jurors that he’d see them in hell. He was sentenced to life in prison in September 2014 for his part in the murders of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.
The men disappeared from a Pittsfield apartment in August 2011. Their dismembered bodies were discovered two weeks later in Becket.
Before Veiovis went on trial, ringleader Adam Lee Hall was convicted of multiple counts of murder and kidnapping in February 2014. He is serving three consecutive life sentences plus 42 years.
In May 2014, David Chalue of North Adams, was convicted on three counts each of murder, witness intimidation and kidnapping. He is serving life in prison without parole.
Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless, who prosecuted all three men, released the following statement Wednesday.
“We are pleased with the decision and happy for the family and friends of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell,” the statement reads. “We had always been confident that Caius Veiovis was justly convicted, on significant evidence that was fairly presented, and that the jurors were correct in their verdicts. Much praise goes to the many investigators from across the County who worked ceaselessly to develop the complicated web of circumstantial evidence that was necessary to bring Veiovis to final justice. The citizens of Berkshire County should be both proud and reassured by their dedication, professionalism and commitment.”