SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A jury has found Hell’s Angels member Adam Lee Hall guilty of the murder of three men from Pittsfield who disappeared in the summer of 2011.
Hall was found guilty of three counts of murder in the first degree, in addition to other charges, including kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
“There is some closure perhaps, perhaps not this does not bring back their loved one”, says Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless.
The Hampden Superior Court jury reached their verdict after three days of deliberation. The verdict came down less than two hours after they had told the judge that they were deadlocked, and he gave them further instructions to keep deliberating.
One of the victims, Robert Chadwell had several family members in court they were relieved when they heard the verdict.
“I’m just overwhelmed by the verdict of being guilty, it’s over. The healing process can begin”, says Carol Chadwell Smith, sister of Robert Chadwell.
Hall is the first of three suspects to be tried for the killings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell. The three men vanished in August of 2011, and their remains were later found on private property in the town of Becket.
“There are going things that were said in this courtroom that I’m not going to be able to get out of my head, that image is stuck in the head for the rest of my life”, says Carol Chadwell Smith.
Prosecutors are expected to try Caius Veiovis and David Chalue, who allegedly committed the murders along with Hall, at a later date.
Hall’s trial was moved to Springfield from Pittsfield due to the great amount of publicity that the case had received in Berkshire County.
During his trial, prosecutors had said that Hall wanted Glasser killed to prevent him from testifying against him in an assault case. They charge that Frampton and Chadwell were killed to eliminate any possible witnesses.
The defense had argued that there was no physical evidence tying Hall to the deaths, and that there was never any blood or DNA from the victims found on Hall or any of his belongings.
Shortly after the verdict came down, Chadwell’s sister, Carol Chadwell Smith, gave a statement to Judge Jeffrey Kinder, saying that she hopes Hall will receive the maximum allowable sentence, which in Massachusetts is life in prison without the possibility of parole. Kinder had originally planned to have sentencing around noontime on Friday, but Hall’s attorney said that he needed more time to discuss the matter with his client. Sentencing will now be held on Monday.