Monday marked opening statements in the trial of Adam Lee Hall. He and two Angels Members are accused of killing three men in August 2011. Time Warner Cable News reporter Madeleine Rivera has the story.
PITTSFIELD, N.Y. -- Adam Lee Hall barely reacted as the prosecution began the opening statements.
"I expect confidently a grace of guilt," said Berkshire County District Attorney, David Capeless.
He says Hall and two Hells Angels members tortured and killed three men in August 2011.
Hall allegedly wanted to kill David Glasser to prevent him from testifying in an assault case against him in 2009. Capeless argued that Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell were also killed to get rid of any witnesses. Capeless says Hall and his two accomplices buried the remains of the victims in a trench in Becket.
"You'll hear that this defendant took pains to cover up the crimes. You'll hear him throw a box in mid daylight to get rid of any evidence, crushing the cars used to transport the bodies in a local junkyard," said Capeless.
More than 100 witnesses are expected to take the stand. One of the key witnesses, David Casey, who allegedly helped the Hall bury the victims.
"Casey will say the defendant says to him I finally got him," said Capeless.
The prosecution will present cell phone records to connect Hall to the crime. Capeless says four bullets were also found in the three victims. The defense on the other hand says there isn't any physical evidence to link Hall to the killings.
"They found bags with dismembered bodies but no prints on bag," said defense attorney, Allan Black.
The trial is expected to last four to six weeks. The other two Hells Angels members will be tried separately.