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Accused Murderer Chastises Media, Expresses Sorrow in Letter


Pittsfield, MA – One of the men accused in a triple murder case has sent a letter to the Berkshire Eagle from jail. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

In the letter, accused murderer Caius Veiovis chastises the media for reporting that he took his name from the "Twilight" movie series. He also expresses sorrow to the victims' families, but adds cryptically that they are not the only victims. The letter is signed with an upside-down cross and "666."

Sporting horn implants, facial tattoos, sharpened teeth and a split tongue, Veiovis legally changed his name in 2008 from Roy Gutfinski Jr. to Caius Domitius Veiovis. The letter says his name change was inspired by a combination of great Roman emperors and an ancient daemon.

Veiovis, of Pittsfield, along with Adam Lee Hall of Peru and David Chalue of North Adams, faces three counts each of murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation in the August deaths of three Pittsfield men.

A fourth defendant, David Casey of Canaan, N.Y., also faces charges as an accessory to the crimes.

Veivois is being held in a Berkshire County jail without bail.

All four men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.