SPRINGFIELD -- The third defendant in the slaying of three Pittsfield men will be heading to trial this fall.
Caius Veiovis, 32, of Pittsfield, has been scheduled to go on trial Sept. 2. As of now it will be held in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield before Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder.
Police and prosecutors allege Veiovis helped Adam Lee Hall and David Chalue kidnap and kill three Pittsfield men in August 2011.
Just weeks before he was to testify against Hall, David Glasser disappeared, along with his roommate, Edward Frampton, and their friend Robert Chadwell. Their dismembered remains were discovered in Becket nearly two weeks later buried in a trench.
A jury last month found Hall guilty of murdering Glasser to prevent him from testifying and of killing the other two men to eliminate any witnesses.
Hall is serving three consecutive life sentences without parole plus up to 42 years for three counts of first degree murder and other charges.
Veiovis will be the last defendant to go to trial. Chalue's trial is scheduled to begin April 22.
Veiovis and Chalue have denied three counts each of murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation.
A motion hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 21 in Veiovis' case.
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