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Third Trial In Berkshire County Triple Murder Starts

Caius Veiovis
Berkshire District Attorney's Office

The trial of the last of three defendants charged with killing three Pittsfield men and dismembering their bodies in 2011 begins today.Jury selection in the murder trial of 34-year-old Caius Veiovis gets under way Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court. He has pleaded not guilty in the slayings in August 2011 of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.

The victims' remains were found buried on private property in Becket days after being killed.

The two other men charged in the killings, Adam Lee Hall and David Chalue, have already been convicted.

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

Authorities say Hall wanted Glasser dead so he couldn't testify against him in another case. The others were killed to eliminate witnesses.

Veiovis was known as Roy Gutfinski Jr. until he legally changed his name while in a Maine prison in 2008.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant 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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