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North Adams Man Sentenced in Wife's Murder
Staff Reports,
02:09PM / Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A North Adams man was given a life sentence on Tuesday for murdering his wife three years ago.

Julie Burdick Shade died July 30, 2008, at Berkshire Medical Center from injuries she received at the hands of her husband, Eugene A. Shade II, eight days earlier at their Edgewood Avenue home in North Adams. Julie Shade was 22 years old and left behind two small children.

Eugene Shade, now 37, pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon to single counts of murder in the second degree and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (knife).

Judge John J. Agostini ordered him to serve a life sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional

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Three Arraigned in Pittsfield Triple Homicide
Joe Durwin,
10:08AM / Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three suspects pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to murder charges stemming from the discovery of the bodies of three Pittsfield men, first reported missing Aug. 28.

The arraignment followed an announcement on Sunday that the remains of David Glasser, Robert Chadwell and Edward Frampton, were found in what was described as a "burial pit" at an undisclosed location on Saturday.

Media from around the region joined a Central Berkshire District Court room packed full of friends and family of both defendants and victims. Defendants David Chalue and Roy Gutfinski

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Missing Pittsfield Men Found Dead; Three Charged With Murder
Andy McKeever,
05:22PM / Sunday, September 11, 2011
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The bodies of the three men who have been missing since Aug. 28 were found on Saturday and police have arrested and charged three others with their murder.

District Attorney David Capeless said Adam Lee Hall, 34, of Pittsfield, David Chalue, 44, of Springfield and 31-year-old Caivus Veiovis, also known as Roy Gutfinski, of Pittsfield each have been charged with three counts of murder, three counts of kidnapping and three counts of intimidation of a witness.

 

They will be arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday.

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Superior Court Briefs: March 8 - March 11
09:18PM / Thursday, March 10, 2011
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, 47, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Lizotte was sentenced to serve two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop on January 4, 2011.



, 24, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to four counts of distribution of cocaine and two counts of drug violation within a school zone.

Spencer, also known as Spades, will serve two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction after his charges of selling cocaine in Pittsfield on September 9, September 12, September 15 and September 16.

, 52, of Lanesborough

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Superior Court Briefs: March 1 - March 3
04:59PM / Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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, 19, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of armed burglary, assault on an occupant, assault with intent to commit rape, armed assault with intent to murder, unarmed burglary, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness.

The charges stem from an attack on a 24-year-old woman inside her Taylor Street home in Pittsfield on July 12, 2009.
 
Santiago also pleaded guilty to single counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and receiving stolen property under $250 in connection to two house break-ins on June 20, 2009 and June 29, 2009.

Santiago was sentenced to serve 18 to 25 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at

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