(Springfield, MA) — Opening statements will be heard today for a defendant in the Hells Angels triple murder case. Gang member Adam Lee Hall is one of a trio accused of kidnapping three Pittsfield men in August 2011. The victims were shot with a .45 and buried in a shallow grave in Becket with the help of a heavy equipment operator. Over 250 witnesses are expected with potentially gruesome evidence. The trial being held in Springfield pits Berkshire DA David Capeless against Northampton lawyer Alan Black.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.