This morning a jury found Adam Lee Hall, a former Sergeant at Arms for the Berkshire County Charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping, assault and battery, witness intimidation and three counts of murder.
Hall was convicted of murdering David R. Glasser in August 2011. Glasser had been scheduled to testify against Hall in a separate case after Hall beat Glasser with a baseball bat in 2009. At that time, Hall faced charges of kidnapping, extortion, assault with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine with intent to sell.
Today, Hall was also convicted of murdering Glasser’s roommate, Edward Frampton, and their friend Robert Chadwell.
Piece Of Work
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.
According to prosecutors, Hall and two other men, David Chalue and Caius Veiovis, kidnapped and murdered Glasser, Frampton and Chadwell on August 27 or 28. Police discovered the three bodies buried in a trench on September 10. Hall, Chalue and Veiovis were arrested two days later. A fourth man named David Casey was arrested a week after that and charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation. Prosecutors allege Casey, a heavy equipment operator, dug the trench.
Hall was the first of the defendants to be tried. Chalue is next. He is scheduled for trial in April.
The Dance Of Law
Last October, Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder moved Hall’s trial from Pittsfield to Springfield, Massachusetts because the case had been heavily publicized in Berkshire County.
All four defendants have been defended by a succession of defense attorneys. Attorney Alan J. Black was appointed to represent Hall in September 2012 after Hall told the court he thought there had been a “breach of trust” with his previous lawyer.
This morning the jury told Judge Kinder they had been deadlocked since Tuesday. Kinder told them to try again. The jurors returned the guilty verdict about an hour later.