SPRINGFIELD -- On the morning the alleged murders of three city men, Adam Lee Hall's ex-girlfriend said Hall showed up soaking wet and told her to go to the store and buy food to make him and his co-defendants breakfast and to pick up some bleach.
Alexandra Ely, 24, was back on the stand Friday to tell the jury in Hampden Superior Court about the days surrounding the alleged kidnapping and murder of David Glasser and his two friends on Aug. 28, 2011.
Ely said Hall showed up at 1:30 a.m. at her friend Rose Dawson's house, where she had been staying, and asked for Dawson's phone and then left again. Dawson's father, Edwin Sutton, said Hall seemed "eerily calm" that morning.
Several hours later he returned, soaking wet, and handed Ely a wad of money and told her to go to the store and buy eggs and other breakfast food and bleach, Ely said.
Hall cautioned her to wash her hands after handling the money, the witness testified.
He told her to drive a tan Buick he had recently bought (the car prosecutors allege was used to transport the victim's bodies) to his Peru residence after picking up the items at Price Chopper, according to Ely. She said he later either called or texted her while she was at the store to tell her not to bother getting bleach, she said.
When she and Dawson arrived in Peru, she said David Chalue and Caius Veiovis, his co-defendants, were there and "looked tired" and Hall appeared to be "jumpy.
The trial continues this afternoon.