DA wants joint trial in Pittsfield triple slaying
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless has filed a motion to have three men charged in connection with a triple slaying tried together.
A judge on Thursday told attorneys for the defendants they have until March 25 to file their opposition.
Adam Lee Hall, David Chalue (shuh-LOO') and Caius Veiovis (KYE'-us vee-OH'-vis) are charged with killing David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell in August 2011. Prosecutors say Glasser was killed so he could not testify against Hall, a member of the Hells Angels, in a court case. The others were killed to eliminate witnesses.
The Berkshire Eagle (bit.ly/14DqvOb) reports that Capeless says in his motion for a joint trial that the defendants’ alleged criminal conduct is part of ‘‘a single plan or scheme.’’ He also cites ‘‘judicial economy.’’
Defense attorneys verbally objected to a joint trial.
Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com