SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Jurors in the David Chalue triple murder case have found the defendant guilty on all charges yet again, but this time, the verdict was unanimous.
The guilty verdict on was read Friday afternoon at Hampden Superior Court in Springfield. When individually polled following the verdict’s reading, all members of the jury agreed that the guilty verdict on multiple charges of murder, kidnapping, and witness intimidation were indeed their findings.
Sentencing for Chalue is scheduled for Monday, and he faces mandatory sentences of life in prison on the murder charges.
Friday’s guilty verdict comes one day after the jury had come back with a guilty verdict, which was rejected by Judge Jeffrey Kinder after a juror told the court she disagreed when she was individually polled. Two motions for a mistrial by Chalue’s attorney, one happening following the rejected verdict and one on Friday morning, were both turned down by Kinder.
Chalue is the second of three men to be put on trial for the 2011 triple killing of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell. The three men disappeared from their Pittsfield home as Tropical Storm Irene approached western Massachusetts. Their dismembered bodies were later found on private property in the town of Becket.
Prosecutors have alleged that the killings were motivated by a desire to silence Glasser, who was to testify against Adam Lee Hall in an assault case. Frampton and Chadwell were killed to eliminate any witnesses to Glasser’s kidnapping.
Hall, a high-ranking member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, was the first person tried in the killings, and was found guilty of murder, kidnapping, and other charges.
A third defendant, Caius Veiovis, has yet to be tried, but Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless told 22News they will move forward with another trial. “We will carry forward for the third trial to see that the justice is fully done for the memories of David Glasser, Ed Frampton and Robert Chadwell for their families and their friends.”
All three cases were moved from Pittsfield to Hampden Superior Court in Springfield, due to the large amount of publicity the case has received in the Berkshires.