Triple killing suspects may be tried separately

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts prosecutor has changed his mind about holding a single trial for three men charged in a 2011 triple killing in the Berkshires.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless now believes separate trials are appropriate for Adam Lee Hall, David Chalue, and Caius Veiovis. He previously said separate cases would be burdensome for taxpayers. Capeless cited new evidence.

A judge has yet to rule on holding separate trials.

Hall, a Hells Angels member, and the co-defendants are charged with murder in the killings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell. Authorities say Hall wanted Glasser dead so he couldn't testify against him in another case.

The victims' bodies were found in Becket after the men disappeared from Pittsfield.