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Living with demons Former Augusta man faces murder charges By Betty Adams Staff Writer September 18, 2011
AUGUSTA — A prosecutor recommended in 1999 that 20-year-old Roy Gutfinski Jr. be kept behind bars for as long as possible.
Deputy District Attorney Alan Kelley baldly stated Gutfinski, on trial in a bizarre assault case, would continue to be a problem — both for himself and for society.
“Quite simply, the only guarantee of safety is adult incarceration,” Kelley wrote as a judge was poised to sentence Gutfinski in a ritual blood-letting case that left a 16-year-old girl scarred for life.
Kelley’s words were prophetic.
Gutfinski was convicted of elevated aggravated assault and served 7 1/2 years of the 10-year sentence — one of his various periods in Maine and Massachusetts jails.
This week, now living under the name of Caius Domitius Veiovis after a legal name change in 2008, he pleaded not guilty in a Massachusetts court to three counts each of murder, kidnapping and intimidation of witnesses. The former Augusta man now faces the possibility of three life sentences without parole.
Veiovis, 31, and two others are accused of killing three men on or about Aug. 28 in Pittsfield, Mass., allegedly to prevent one of them from testifying.
A look at Veiovis’ history — largely through Maine court documents and previously published stories — offers a picture of an increasingly self-loathing person who lapsed into recreational drug use, cultivated a fascination with knives and adopted demon worship to repel people….
A neuropsychologist who evaluated him said teachers noted a preocccupation with devil worship and resistance to authority. Another counselor said the boy “exhibited very dangerous and threatening behavior” and didn’t want to change….
Then, in August 1999, he watched in his darkened downtown Augusta apartment as his 17-year-old girlfriend took a razor and sliced a 16-year-old girl in the small of her back.
The wound required 32 stitches to close.
Gutfinski and his girlfriend then licked the blood and kissed.
He told police he was a vampire, but one who was without fangs and able to go about in daylight.
At that 2000 sentencing hearing, Roy C. Gutfinski Sr. told the judge his son was a very active child who was later diagnosed as hyperactive, and hospitalized for drug problems….
After the 2000 conviction, Gutfinski began altering his appearance, with small horns that appear as bumps implanted in his forehead, filing his teeth, reshaping his earlobes and gathering tattoos.
He also had small horns implanted in his septum. However, those long, tooth-like horns in his nose are absent in photos of his recent court appearance in Massachusetts.
A tattooed “666” on his forehead showed prominently….
Adam Lee Hall guilty on three murder counts
ANDREW AMELINCKX, Berkshire Eagle
SPRINGFIELD — Adam Lee Hall hung his head after hearing the jury’s verdict of guilty on charges of first-degree murder….
Hall, with David Chalue, 46, of North Adams, and Caius Veiovis, 32, of Pittsfield, allegedly kidnapped, tortured and then shot David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell in August 2011 and buried the bodies in Becket, according to testimony.
Chalue and Veiovis remain in jail without bail; their trials are to begin in the coming months….