Three years after the disappearance and killings of three Pittsfield men, the last of three defendants who police say was responsible will be heading to trial.
Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday in Hampden Superior Court in the trial of 34-year-old Caius Veiovis, whose mug shot went viral after his arrest in September 2011 due to his horn implants and facial tattoos.
He is accused of participating in the kidnapping, torture, killing and dismemberment of three men along with 37-year-old Adam Lee “Leo” Hall — who was then a ranking member of the local Hells Angels motorcycle club — and David Chalue, a 47-year-old member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang.
Hall and Chalue are both serving multiple life sentences in prison after being found guilty of the crimes. Veiovis has pleaded not guilty to three counts each of witness intimidation, kidnapping and murder.
It was Aug. 28, 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene was bearing down on the Berkshires. David Glasser, 44, his roommate, 59-year-old Edward Frampton, and their friend Robert Chadwell, 47, hunkered down at Glasser and Frampton’s Linden Street apartment in Pittsfield.