SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Judge Jeffrey Kinder had some strong words Monday for Adam Lee Hall during his sentencing for three murders.
The level of evidence in this case revealed a depravity and disregard for human dignity," said Kinder.
On Friday, Hall was found guilty for the murders of three Pittsfield men in August 2011. The bodies of David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell were found in a trench in Becket. The judge said Hall had preyed on Glasser.
"He suffered from a mental disability which made him particularly vulnerable," said Kinder.
And, the other two men killed simply because they were with Glasser when he was abducted.
For the first time, those in the courtroom heard statements from people who knew Frampton and Glasser.
"To this day, I miss Ed's quirky sense of humor," said Frampton social worker Erin Forbush.
"David did live. David lived the only way he knew how," said Trooper David Scott, describing Glasser.
Hall will serve three consecutive life sentences for the three murders without the possibility of parole.
"A sigh of relief, a sigh of relief," said Carol Chadwell Smith, the sister of Robert Chadwell.
It's been a long two years for her. She said Hall's sentence is nothing less of what she expected.
"Had he gotten life with parole, I would have gone to every parole hearing to make sure he didn't get out," she said.
Trials for two other men charged in connection to these killing will begin later this year.