Trial is underway for Caius Veiovis, the most self-dramatizing of the defendants in the sordid, triple murder of three Pittsfield, Massachusetts men in 2011. The defendant pronounces his unique name KYE-us VAY-oh-veese.
The local paper, the Berkshire Eagle, has been calling the case the “Hells Angels Triple Murder.” The prosecutor in Veiovis trial has continued to beat that oil can – presumably because without invoking the name of the Hells Angels a self-described vampire and Satan worshipping lunatic with 666 tattooed on his face and six implanted devil’s horns is just not scary enough.
Veiovis was born Roy C. Gutfinski Jr. He changed his name while incarcerated at the Maine State Prison in Warren following a probation violation. The defendant allegedly slashed a 16-year-old girl’s back in Augusta, Maine in 1999 and drank her blood.
Veiovis was charged in 2006 with kidnapping after he allegedly held two strippers employed by the Foxy Lady South Coast in New Bedford, Massachusetts against their will in his motel room while he took off his clothes and snorted cocaine. The kidnapping charge was dropped by local police but Veiovis was charged with the probation violation after Maine officials learned that marijuana had been found in the motel room. Veiovis has undergone at least one court ordered mental evaluation and been found sane.
Adam Lee Hall, a former Sergeant at Arms for the Berkshire County Charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, and David Chalue have previously been convicted of murdering David R. Glasser, Glasser’s roommate, Edward Frampton, and their friend Robert Chadwell in August 2011. Capeless has accused Veiovis of participating in the murders and the subsequent dismemberment of the three men. Hall and Chalue are both serving life terms in prison without possibility of parole.
Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless’ theory of Veiovis participation in the triple murder is that the final defendant was motivated by his desire to join the Berkshire County charter. He has said that he will introduce testimony that Hall referred to Veiovis as an Angels prospect. Veiovis did not own a motorcycle.
A fourth man, a backhoe operator named David Casey, is charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder for helping the three other suspects bury the dismembered bodies. Casey is also charged with being and accessory after the fact of intimidation of a witness. Casey testified against Hall and Chalue and is expected to testify against Veiovis. Casey has said he was “intimidated by Hells Angels” when he participated in the burial.
Hall was the only one of the three defendants with actual ties to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Prosecutors allege he killed Glasser to prevent the man from testifying against him in an imminent trial. Frampton and Chadwell were killed because they were with Glasser when Hall came to kill him.
Hall has also been accused of forcing three women into prostitution and acting as their pimp. At the time he was charged with Glasser’s murder, Hall was in jail on a charge of possession of child pornography
In 2009, according to prosecutors, Hall unsuccessfully tried to frame Glasser for a robbery in upstate New York. In 2010, Hall met twice with FBI agents and offered to “take down” multiple East Coast charters of the Hells Angels including Berkshire County. Hall volunteered to wear a wire and demanded that the pending charges against him be reduced. The FBI turned him down. After Hall was indicted for trying to frame Glasser in 2011, the Berkshire County Charter mortgaged its clubhouse to make his $250,000 bail.