SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Monday, Caius Veiovis will be sentenced for his role in a triple murder in the Berkshires back in 2011.
The jury found him guilty Friday on three counts of first degree murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation. Under Massachusetts law, a first degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life behind bars sentence with no chance of parole. However, Veiovis’ lawyer disagrees with the verdict and hopes to overturn it on appeal.
Joshua Hernandez of Chicopee told 22News, “If the evidence points out to him then he should do his time and that’s all of the consequences, you know. Say if you kill three people, of course you’re going to get convicted. The evidence is right there in your face.”
Originally, the trial was moved from the Berkshires to Springfield because of all of the publicity surrounding the case.
Stay with 22News on Monday for our continuing coverage of the sentencing phase of the case.