Boston double murder victims and suspect ‘clearly’ knew each other; backpack full of jewelry found in apartment: Police

The victim tried to text a friend for help, but it was too late

Boston police have said they are more certain that the engaged doctors slaughtered in their penthouse apartment in Boston this weekend knew their killer.

As Crime Online previously reported, Dr. Lina Balanos and Dr. Richard Field, who were engaged to be married, were found with throats slashed and hands bound in their 11th floor penthouse apartment in South Boston on Friday night. Police, who had been called to the building by a report of a man with a gun, they found the suspect on the 11th floor, and he began shooting at them. Officers fired back and the suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, was arraigned in his hospital bed on Monday and ordered held without bail, according to CBS Local. 

According to NBC News, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that the suspect, who was recently released from prison, and the victims, both respected anesthesiologists, were somehow acquainted.

“Clearly, the victims here and the individual, the suspect, knew each other,” he said.

According to a Boston Globe report, the Teixeira left behind a “message of retribution” and blood on the walls of the luxury condo. He also tore up photos of the victims.

On Monday, Fox News reported that a bag filled with jewelry belonging to Dr. Balanos’s jewelry was found in the apartment.¬†Teixeira is believed to have left it behind.

Dr. Field reportedly texted a friend for help during his final moments, but the couple was dead by the time police arrived.

This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.



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