Caius Veiovis lawyer James Reardon Jr has expressed concern that his client’s 666 tattoo, horns and nose piercing may turn the jurors against him as the 33 year old man is set to now face a murder trial.
The man’s appearance in a Massachusetts courtroom comes as Caius Veiovis, 33, is the third suspect to face trial in the August 2011 slayings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell.
Along with the piercing and satanic tattoos, Caius Veiovis Veiovis’ signature look includes two rows of bumps resembling horns protruding from his forehead, a ‘666’ tattoo between them, and other facial and neck tattoos. He also had surgically altered the shape of his ears to make them elf-like. Indeed.
In a report, the UK’s dailymail tells that after discussing the matter, a Hampden Superior Court judge on Thursday told defense lawyer James Reardon Jr. he would ask potential jurors if there was anything about Caius Veiovis’ appearance that would keep them from being fair.
No weapons have ever been identified as having been used in the murders, with Reardon arguing Caius Veiovis’ appearance would have jurors deciding on his client’s character rather than guilt or innocence.
The trial is scheduled to start September 3. Veiovis has pleaded not guilty to counts of murder, kidnapping and witness intimidation.
Reiterated James Reardon Jr: ‘There’s a serious factor of curiosity and concern when the jury first sees him.’
Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless has since responded that he is not planning to parse through the meanings of the body art, or try ‘to connect them to the charges.’