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Lawyer Says Client's Horns, Tattoos Could Impact Trial

The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Massachusetts men says he's concerned his client's "unique appearance" will prevent selection of impartial jurors

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    Ben Garver/Berkshire Eagle
    Caius Veiovis, second from left, stands during his arraignment in Central Berkshire District Court in Pittsfield, Mass., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, on charges including murder and kidnapping of three men. Courtesy of Ben Garver/Berkshire Eagle.

    The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Massachusetts men says he's concerned his client's "unique appearance" will prevent selection of impartial jurors.

    Caius Veiovis is the third suspect to face trial in the August 2011 slayings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

    The 33-year-old Veiovis has two rows of bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead, a 666 tattoo between them, and other facial and neck tattoos.

    After discussing the matter, a Hampden Superior Court judge on Thursday told defense lawyer James Reardon Jr. he would ask potential jurors if there was anything about the Veiovis' appearance that would keep them from being fair.

    The trial is scheduled to start Sept. 3. Veiovis has pleaded not guilty.