Man to be charged in murder of 2 Boston doctors

Frederick Owens
May 20, 2017

Police previously said Teixeira opened fire when police confronted him at the door.

Prosecutors on Monday did not mention a motive but did say a backpack filled with jewelry was conspicuously left at the crime scene. Boston police say no officers were struck by bullets during the violent exchange.

Contrary to initial reports, Conley said Teixeira did not fire on responding officers.

"Please consider a tribute donation in Richard and Lina's memory to the Doctors Without Borders Organization".

PEOPLE has uncovered information that Teixeira once worked as a concierge in the building in which the victims lived, but has not been able to determine whether they ever interacted.

"The friend said that they had received a text message requesting that the police be notified, that there was a serious situation and that there was a gunman in the apartment". Field had texted the friend seeking help.

Update: Conley said Monday, "I can confirm that as a result of statements that Mr. Teixeira made after he was apprehended, the police sent in their SWAT team, they swept the building, secured the building, and found no other persons in the building". A bag of jewellery was also found inside.

Authorities have not said how the doctors died. He will be held without bail. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf, the Associated Press reported.

The family of two Boston doctors who were murdered inside their penthouse apartment remembered the engaged couple for their unwavering love and passion for helping patients. Teixeira was taken to Tufts Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his hand, abdomen and leg.

The case returns to court on June 8.

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With a suspect in custody, and two families in mourning, here is what we know about the Friday night murders. He has injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The court is expected to appoint an attorney for him then.

Dr. Lina Bolanos was a 38-year-old pediatric anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Teixeira will be charged with two counts of murder, according to Suffolk County District Attorney's Office spokesman Jake Wark. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

By the time the police arrived, the couple was already dead, but the suspected killer - 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira - was still at the scene.

Sunil Eappen, chief medical officer and chief of anesthesia at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, spoke highly of Bolanos.

Dr. Richard Field, age 49, specialized in pain treatment at the Beverly office of the North Shore Pain Management clinic. Police said they believe the man suspected of their deaths knew them.

Teixeira, 30, of Chelsea, had recently been released from jail after serving time for larceny. It was unclear whether he had obtained an attorney.

Police found the bodies of Field and Bolanos on Friday night while responding to a report of a man with a gun. No officers were injured.

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