A North Adams man charged with playing a role in a triple slaying in Berkshire County faces trial.
The trial of David Chalue will start today in Hampden Superior Court.
Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Chalue was one of three men who carried out the killings in August 2011 of Pittsfield residents David Glasser, Robert Chadwell and Edward Frampton.
Prosecutors say Adam Lee Hall _ who has already been convicted _ wanted Glasser dead so he couldn't testify against him in an unrelated case, while the others were killed to eliminate witnesses.
Chalue has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.
The trial is being held in Hampden County because of the heavy media coverage the case received in Berkshire County.
A third murder suspect awaits trial.