Caius Veiovis stands accused of killing and dismembering David Glasser, Edward Frampton, and Robert Chadwell back in 2011 with the help of two other men. His alleged accomplices, David Chalue and Adam Hall, are already serving life sentences for the charges.
The three victims were kidnapped and murdered right before they were to testify in the trial of Hall, who is apparently a high-ranking member of the motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels.
And Veiovis himself is certainly no angel. He gained notoriety in 1999, in Augusta, Maine, back when he was just plain old Roy C. Gutfinski, Jr. He and his girlfriend at the time were put on trial for assaulting a teenage girl in a motel room -- apparently as part of a "ritualistic blood-drinking ceremony." During the trial, it was revealed by the 16-year-old victim that Veiovis and his girlfriend brought her into a hotel room, where Veiovis then used a razor to slash open the victim's back. She testified that Veiovis and his girlfriend then drank her blood while kissing one another. The gash in the victim's back took 30 stitches to close.
Both the girlfriend and Veiovis were found guilty, and Veiovis was sentenced to 10 years in jail, but only served three years, along with being given four years probation. Unfortunately, even that didn't stop him; in 2006, he and another man were arrested and charged with kidnapping. He had held two strippers against their will in a hotel room. The kidnapping charges were eventually dropped, and although Veiovis was held briefly on probation violation charges, he was shortly released.
It was sometime after this that the once Roy Gutfinski started calling himself Caius Veiovis and began acquiring the body modifications that are now his current defense attorney's biggest concern. Caius is the name of a vampire in the Twilight series, and Veiovis is a lesser-known god of the underworld.
As for the body modifications, Veiovis has a large "666" tattooed on his forehead, a large septum piercing, and has had multiple subdermal implants in his forehead that resemble horns. It is this that this defense attorney believes may make the prospective jury members for Veiovis's September 3 trial prejudiced.
According to Veiovis himself, he is a worshiper of Satan, and has told police that he is a vampire who drinks his own blood, as well as the blood of others.
The weapons used to kill and dismember the three victims have never been identified.
What do you think? Would a suspect's extreme appearance change the way you look at a case? Or would you be able to ignore the devil horn implants and be impartial?
[Images via The Huffington Post and Mass Live]