Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
We previously discussed HERE the case of Caius Veiovis, a murder trial defendant having satanic tattoos and horn-like bumps implemented on his face. The trial raised questions as to whether his appearance might be prejudicial to a jury.
A Springfield Massachusetts jury found Caius guilty after six days of deliberation. The verdict included findings of guilt for kidnapping and intimidation of a witness.
After the reading of the verdict, Caius yelled to the jury, “I’ll see you in Hell!”
Two co-defendants in the case were previously in the year found guilty of the same crimes and are now serving life without parole. Caius faces the same sentence during a hearing scheduled for Monday.
The Springfield Republican reported that “[p]rosecutors said Veiovis helped Adam Lee Hall, 37, of Peru, and David Chalue, 47, of North Adams, kidnap and shoot the victims weeks before Glasser was to testify against Hall, a Hells Angels member, in an assault case. The others were killed to eliminate witnesses, prosecutors said. Defense attorneys argued there was shaky evidence.
Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless said he is gratified by the verdicts and hopes it helps the victims’ families by ending “the constant reminder to them of what has happened to their loved ones.”
While residing in Maine, Caius was convicted and served seven years in prison for assaulting a teenager with a razor and reportedly licking the victim’s blood.
By Darren Smith
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