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Jury Finds Caius Veiovis Guilty Of All Charges In Berkshire Triple Murder

Berkshire District Attorney's Office

Late today, word came from a courthouse in Springfield: guilty. Now, the last of three separate trials that have captivated the region involving the murders of three Berkshire County men is over.

A Hampden Superior Court jury found 34-year-old Caius Veiovis guilty on three counts each of kidnapping, witness intimidation and first degree murder.

The jury deliberated for nearly 37 hours over six days before reaching a decision around 3:30 Friday. After jurors were thanked for their service by Judge Jeffrey Kinder, Veiovis shouted, “I’ll see you all in hell. Every single f…ing one of you” at the jurors as they were leaving, according to reporters in the courtroom.

“I felt bad for the jurors,” said Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless. “They had done a remarkable job. They had certainly fulfilled their duty. They were conscientious. They listened carefully throughout the trial and obviously spent a considerable amount of time considering all the evidence in the case before they reached their verdicts. To yell at them in that way well, it showed who he was. I was disgusted by it. Disgusted quite frankly.”

Veiovis faces life in prison. Sentencing is set for Monday at 2. Capeless says he will recommend consecutive sentences. Veiovis is being held without bail at the Berkshire County House of Correction until then.

Veiovis, of Pittsfield, had pleaded not guilty to the charges connected to 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.

Ringleader Adam Lee Hall was convicted of multiple counts of murder and kidnapping in February. The 37-year-old is serving three consecutive life sentences plus 42 years. Glasser disappeared from his Pittsfield apartment weeks before he was scheduled to testify against Hall, a ranking member of a local chapter of the motorcycle gang Hells Angels, in an assault case. Prosecutors say Frampton, Glasser’s roommate, and their friend Chadwell were killed to eliminate witnesses.

In May, David Chalue, 47, of North Adams, was convicted on three counts each of murder, witness intimidation and kidnapping. He is serving life in prison without parole. Capeless says all three were found guilty because of the work by numerous investigators.

“Officers from agencies all across Berkshire County as well as their federal counterparts contributed to this,” Capeless said. “They did an amazing job. Hundreds and hundreds of witnesses were interviewed. Several thousand pieces of evidence were gathered. It was relentless. It was professional. It was a total commitment by everybody involved. That’s the reason we were able to obtain these convictions.”

All three trials were moved to Hampden Superior Court in Springfield because of pre-trial publicity in Berkshire County. Adding to the exposure was Veiovis’ mugshot, which received national attention. He has the number 666, recognized as a symbol of the devil, tattooed on his forehead along with six implants that resemble horns. When the mugshot was taken, he also had spikes through his nose and between his eyebrows, which have since been removed.

Capeless has pointed out the difficulties the victims’ families have faced in reliving the tragedies inside the courtroom. Capeless says he feels gratified.

“Justice has been served,” Capeless said. “I would never think to say that the grief suffered by the friends and families of David Glasser, Ed Frampton and Robert Chadwell have been assuaged. That unfortunately does not happen. But at least after these past six months of these three trials, the almost daily reminder of what happened to their loved ones, has now ended. For that, they get some relief. But, for the rest of us as the public yes justice has been served.”

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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