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Chalue Convicted In Killings Of Three Pittsfield Men

Sept. 2011/Berkshire District Attorney's Office

A second man has been found guilty in the murders of three Pittsfield men in August 2011.

A Hampden Superior Court jury convicted 47 year-old David Chalue of North Adams on all nine counts on Friday – three counts each of murder, witness intimidation and kidnapping.

The verdict appeared to be reached Thursday afternoon, but when jurors were individually polled, one woman said she had not come to that decision.

"In my 32-plus years as a prosecutor I have not experienced that before,” said Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless. “It was really gut-wrenching for us and for the jury.”


Chalue was one of three men charged with killing David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell. Ringleader Adam Lee Hall was convicted in February and is serving three consecutive life sentences.

The remaining suspect, Caius Veiovis, will be tried in September.

“We’ve always been confident about the charges that were leveled against the three of them,” Capeless said. “We are going to carry through on behalf of the victims, their families and their friends.”

Chalue faces life in prison for each murder charge when he’s sentenced Monday.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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