One of three men facing triple murder charges in Massachusetts was convicted in 2000 in Augusta in a sensational case that included blood-letting and overtones of vampirism.
Then, he was known as Roy Gutfinski Jr. of Augusta.
Today, after a legal name change in July 2008 while a Maine State Prison inmate, his name is Caius Domitius Veiovis.
Veiovis, 31, pleaded not guilty in a Pittsfield, Mass., courtroom Monday to three counts each of murder, kidnapping and intimidation of witnesses, according to a court clerk.
He is being held without bail and is to return to court Oct. 12.
James G. Reardon Jr., the court-appointed attorney for Veiovis, was unavailable Tuesday.
In news accounts published in Massachusetts, Reardon said he had received little information about the slayings or Veiovis’ alleged participation.
Veiovis and two other men — Adam Lee Hall, 34, allegedly a sergeant-at-arms of the local Hells Angels chapter; and David Chalue, 44 — are charged with killing David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell on or about Aug. 28.
“This is a pending case,” Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless said Tuesday. “There is very little I can say about it.”
His office issued a statement earlier this week announcing investigators had found the remains of three men who had been missing for two weeks, and charged three others.
He said officials still are investigating the association among all the men.
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Caius Veiovis was known as Roy Gutfinski when he appeared in Waterville District Court in 1999 as a 19-year-old.