SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - David Chalue will spend the rest of his life in prison.
The North Adams resident who was convicted of murder and other charges last week for his role in a 2011 triple killing, received three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole during his sentencing Monday afternoon.
Life without the possibility of parole is the mandatory sentence for those convicted of first-degree murder. The case will be appealed, which is automatic in murder cases.
On Friday, a Springfield jury found Chalue guilty in the murders of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell, who disappeared from a home in Pittsfield in 2011. The bodies of the three men were later found on private property in the town of Becket.
He is the second of three people to be tried in connection with the killings. Adam Lee Hall was found guilty of murder and other charges earlier this year. Prosecutors said that Glasser was the person initially targeted in order to prevent him from testifying against Hall, a high-ranking member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, in an assault case. Frampton and Chadwell were killed to eliminate any witnesses to Glasser’s kidnapping, they allege.
A third man, Caius Veiovis, has yet to go on trial for the murders.
Berkshire County Superior Court Clerk Deborah Capeless told 22News that Judge Jeffrey Kinder also gave Chalue 8-10 year sentences for his convictions on witness intimidation and kidnapping charges, which are to be served concurrently with the life sentences.
The trials of Hall and Chalue, and the upcoming Veiovis trial, were moved to Springfield from Berkshire County due to the great amount of publicity the case received there.