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Adam Lee Hall found guilty on three murder charges

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After about 17 hours of deliberation, the jury has found Adam Lee Hall guilty of killing three men in August 2011. The decision came an hour after the jury said they were deadlocked on the charges of the three murders. Time Warner Cable News reporter Madeleine Rivera has more on this story.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Adam Lee Hall's head hung low as the verdict was read, one of the few times he's shown emotion throughout this three week trial. The former Hells Angels member was found guilty of murdering three men in August 2011.

The guilty verdict has been a long time coming for the family members of one of the victims, Robert Chadwell. David Glasser and Edward Frampton were the other two victims. Their dismembered bodies were found in a trench in Becket.

"I'm glad that it's over. It's been a long two years. I'm done, I'm tired," said Carol Chadwell Smith, Chadwell's sister.

Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless never expressed a doubt that the jury would find Hall guilty of first degree murder. This despite the fact that there was a lack of physical evidence in this case, no blood, no DNA, no fingerprints, to link Hall to the crime.

"We had a lot of confidence In the DA's office and what they were doing," said Smith.

"This was not an investigation as to whether Hall was guilty. This was a determination for truth and justice and what had happened, and that's the way it came out," Capeless.

But, this case is not over for Capeless. In a few months, he'll deal with the trials of Halls co-defendants. Two more are accused of working with Hall to kill the three victims.

"In my mind, this was the most important case," said Smith

She says she won't attend the other two trials. The verdict on this trial is enough for her to move forward.

"The healing process can begin. I can go to sleep and sleep peacefully," she said. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP