The jury is now deliberating in the case of a North Adams man charged with helping kill three Pittsfield men.
Prosecutors say 47-year-old David Chalue was one of three men who carried out the killings in August 2011 of David Glasser, Robert Chadwell and Edward Frampton. Chalue has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and other charges.
The Hampden Superior Court jury resumed deliberations Tuesday after starting Monday.
Chalue's lawyer said in closing statements that the prosecution's case is built largely on unreliable jailhouse informants.
The lawyer for the second man facing trial in a Berkshire County triple slaying has asked a judge to dismiss as evidence several statements made by jailhouse informants he says are "irrelevant and unduly prejudicial."
David Chalue, of North Adams, is charged with helping kidnap and kill David Glasser, Robert Chadwell and Edward Frampton, all of Pittsfield, in August 2011.
The 47-year-old Chalue, who pleaded not guilty, is scheduled for trial April 22 in Hampden Superior Court.
The trails of the remaining suspects in the murders of three Berkshire County men will be held in Hampden County. David Chalue and Caius Veiovis are charged with helping Adam Lee Hall kidnap and kill David Glasser, Robert Chadwell and Edward Frampton, all of Pittsfield, in August 2011.
Last month, a jury in Springfield convicted Hall of three counts of first-degree murder and he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Chalue’s attorney argued that the publicity during that trial makes it impossible for his client to get a fair trial in front of a Hampden County jury.
A ranking member of a western Massachusetts chapter of the Hells Angels has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for killing three men, then dismembering and burying the bodies.
Adam Lee Hall of Peru, Mass., was sentenced Monday in Hampden Superior Court after being convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the deaths of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell in August 2011.
A judge Monday called the slayings "filled with depravity and disregard for human dignity."
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Berkshire County's top prosecutor has described the torture and killing of three Pittsfield men in his opening statement at the murder trial of a Hells Angels motorcycle club member.