The lawyer representing a man on trial for the alleged murder of three people is concerned that his client's appearance will reflect poorly on an impartial jury selection.
The defendant, Caius Veiovis, 33, has implants in his forehead that create a horn-like appearance and a 666 tattoo between them. He also has other facial and neck tattoos, a curved bar through his nose, and spike-like piercings between his eyes.
Veiovis’ lawyer, James Reardon Jr., discussed his concerns with Hampden Superior Court Judge Jeffery C. Kinder and was told the judge would ask potential jurors if Veiovis’ appearance would keep them “from being fair,” reports WWLP.
“There's a serious factor of curiosity and concern when the jury first sees him,” Reardon Jr. said in Hampden Superior Court.
Veiovis is accused of assisting in the kidnapping, torture, murder, and dismemberment of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell in 2011.
The other two men involved were David Chalue and Adam Lee Hall. Chalue was found guilty and sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison. Hall was convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping. He will serve three consecutive life terms, plus 42 years.
Investigators believe Glasser was killed because he was going to testify against Hall, a Hell’s Angel biker gang member, in an unrelated assault case, reports The Daily Mail.
Frampton and Chadwell were reportedly killed because they witnessed Glasser’s kidnapping.
Veiovis has pleaded guilty to counts of murder, kidnapping, and witness intimidation.
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