Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

2 doctors found dead in Boston penthouse likely knew killer

2 doctors found dead in Boston penthouse likely knew killer

When they opened the door, they found the unit was dark and they were nearly immediately confronted by Teixeira, dressed in dark clothing and wearing gloves, Pappas said. They returned fire, he said, shooting Teixeira in the hand, abdomen and leg.

A Chelsea, Massachusetts, man accused of killing two Boston doctors lay on a hospital bed with his eyes closed as he was arraigned on two counts of murder this afternoon.

Relatives of 49-year-old victim Richard Field said Field and his 38-year-old fiancé Lina Bolanos were "loving, vital people whose joy for life was infectious and love for family absolute".

Prosecutors in MA believe a man accused of killing two engaged Boston doctors didn't know his victims, but no motive behind the killing has been released.

NBC Boston reports that Teixeira will undergo arraignment Monday and that police expect he will face multiple charges. The multi-tiered structure is also considered one of the most secure residential buildings in Beantown.

Conley said the brutality of the crime is confusing, saying that investigators don't know why Teixeira allegedly "would attack them so viciously". The scene also contained a written "message of retribution on the wall", officials told The Boston Globe.

During the press conference, he declined to give more details about the way the couple had died.

Once inside, Pappas said officers doing a sweep of the apartment encountered a man dressed in dark clothing, later identified as Teixeira.

While responding to a call that an armed man was in an upscale Boston apartment building, police arrived at the scene only to be greeted with an onslaught of bullets from Bampumim Teixeira, reports the Boston Globe.

Teixeira's ex-girlfriend told the Boston Globe that Teixeira sent her a mysterious text message and called her on April 22.

The North Shore Pain Management centre, where he had worked since 2010, spoke of him as a "guiding vision" who gave patients and colleagues his "tireless devotion".

When officers searched inside, they found the bodies of Dr Field and his live in fiancee, Dr Lina Bolanos.

He was due to appear in court for his arraignment on Monday, according to Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary released a statement from the hospital's CEO John Fernandez, who said: "Dr Bolanos was an outstanding paediatric anaesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague, in the prime of both her career and life".

Dr Richard Field and Dr Lina Bolanos, two anaesthesiologists who planned to marry, were killed on Friday night. No officers were shot, although several were treated for minor injuries, police said.

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, has been charged with their murders.

"His tragic and sudden passing leaves an inescapable void in all of us", a statement on the clinic's website read, calling Field "a tremendous advocate for his patients".

"Everyone at Mass. Eye and Ear really loved her", he said. In a guilty plea a year ago, he admitted to passing notes to bank tellers demanding money on two separate occasions.

Teixeira's record includes a pair of larceny convictions, according to the district attorney's office.

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