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3 Mass. men are charged in slayings

Hells Angels case linked to 3 deaths

Associated Press / September 12, 2011

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PITTSFIELD - Three suspects are facing murder charges in connection with the disappearance of three men in a case against a Hells Angels member, authorities in Western Massachusetts said yesterday. The victims’ bodies were found over the weekend, Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless said.

Adam Lee Hall, 34, of Pittsfield; David Chalue, 44, of Springfield; and Caius Veiovis, 31, of Pittsfield, were each arrested on charges of with murder, kidnapping, and intimidation of a witness.

The remains of David Glasser, Edward S. Frampton, and Robert T. Chadwell, all of Pittsfield, were discovered in Berkshire County on Saturday, Capeless said. They had been missing since Aug. 28.

“This is the end of the search for David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell, but it is also the beginning of our efforts to bring to justice those who are responsible for their deaths,’’ Capeless said in a news release.

Glasser was expected to testify this month in the robbery, assault, and kidnapping trial of Hall, the reputed sergeant at arms of the Berkshire County chapter of the Hells Angels.

Hall has pleaded not guilty in Berkshire Superior Court to charges including kidnapping, assault, witness intimidation, extortion, cocaine distribution, and weapons crimes.

Authorities said the criminal cases against Hall stems from a dispute he had with Glasser. They said Hall believed Glasser stole an automobile part from him in 2009 and he retaliated by threatening Glasser, beating him with a baseball bat and forcing Glasser to turn over his car to him.

William Rota, Hall’s attorney, said last week that his client denies all the allegations.