SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A jury in Springfield has concluded its fourth full day of deliberations in the triple murder trial of Caius Veiovis, and no verdict was reached. He is the third suspect charged in the 2011 killings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell of Pittsfield.
The jury began discussing the facts of the case following closing arguments on Friday, where they deliberated for two hours. They returned to deliberate on Monday, Tuesday, and again on Wednesday, all without reaching a verdict. Following a brief evacuation of the building Thursday morning amid the smell of natural gas, jurors are continuing their deliberations.
At around 10:15 A.M., the jury handed the note to the judge, asking for the dictionary’s definition of the word “commission.” A definition was found which was considered acceptable to both the prosecution and defense, and the definition was returned to the jury.
Prosecutors say that Veiovis, along with Adam Lee Hall and David Chalue, kidnapped and killed the men; dumping their dismembered bodies on private property in the town of Becket. Hall, who was convicted and given three life sentences for the killings, allegedly wanted Glasser dead to prevent him from testifying in an assault case, while the others were killed to eliminate any witnesses. Chalue was convicted at a later trial, and also given three life terms.
Hall was a high-ranking member of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang; a group that District Attorney David Capeless said that Veiovis aspired to join.
Veiovis’s defense attorney, James Reardon, Jr., said that there is no physical evidence to tie his client to the killings. He said that there is also no indication as to where the murders even took place, and no murder weapon has been located.
The trials were moved from Pittsfield to Springfield, due to the large amount of publicity the case received in Berkshire County. Prior to the beginning of the trial, Veiovis’s attorney had expressed concern about finding an impartial jury because of what he called his client’s “unique appearance.” Veiovis has several body modifications, including implants in his forehead that resemble horns.
22News will have a crew at the Hampden County Hall of Justice on Friday, and will bring you the verdict live here on WWLP.com and on 22News on the air.