Hall found guilty on three counts of murder
A Peru man was found guilty this morning in Hampden Superior Court on murder and other charges. The jury deliberated for about 17 hours over a four day period before returning its verdict against 38 year old ADAM LEE HALL a/k/a LEO MAZOLI.
HALL was found guilty on three (3) counts of MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, three (3) counts of KIDNAPPING and three (3) counts of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON. The jury found that HALL kidnapped and then killed 44 year old David Glasser, 58 year old Edward Frampton and 47 year old Robert Chadwell. The three Pittsfield men were last seen at a Pittsfield apartment shared by Glasser and Frampton on August 28, 2011.
He was found not guilty on one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON for allegedly intimidating a 24 year old woman in Pittsfield between July 1, 2012 and July 25, 2012.
HALL was also found guilty on one (1) count of KIDNAPPING, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY and one (1) count of CONSPIRACY, TO WIT: INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON in connection with a plot to kidnap and intimidate David Glasser on August 14, 2010.
He was found not guilty on one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON.
The jury also found HALL guilty of one (1) count of ARMED ROBBERY, one (1) count of ASSAULT AND BATTERY BY MEANS OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON and one (1) count of INTIMIDATION OF A WITNESS OR OTHER PERSON. Those charges stem from an incident in Peru involving David Glasser which occurred on July 21, 2009.
He was found not guilty on one (1) count of KIDNAPPING and one (1) count of EXTORTION BY THREAT OF INJURY.
Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder ordered that HALL be held without bail pending sentencing which will occur on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 9 a.m.
The investigations were conducted by the Berkshire Detective Unit assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and the Pittsfield Police Department. They were assisted by the FBI, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.
District Attorney David F. Capeless said, “I want to extend my appreciation and thanks to the jury for providing five weeks of service on behalf of their fellow citizens, their attention to the evidence throughout the trial, and for their obviously careful and thoughtful consideration of the evidence in the case. I also want to thank all of the many witnesses who came forward and testified. They should be congratulated for their willingness to share their testimony, and participate in the pursuit of justice on behalf of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.”
Capeless continued, “These verdicts have resulted from a through and relentless investigation, one which will not rest as we prepare for trial for the co-defendants. All the investigators involved should be proud of what they have accomplished, and the citizens of Berkshire County should be grateful that they are here to serve and protect them.”