The man accused of murdering an engaged couple in their Boston penthouse reportedly left messages of revenge inside the luxury apartment, raising the possibility that the murdered anesthesiologists were targeted.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Dr. Richard Field and his fiancee, Dr. Lina Bolanos, were found murdered in their South Boston luxury apartment on May 5, 2017, after Field sent a frantics, stilted text to a friend saying there was a “gun man” at his home.
Bampumim Teixeira, who had previously worked at the high-rise building as a concierge in 2016 and had allegedly been planning a robbery for months, was arrested on suspicion of murdering the couple and is currently on trial in Boston.
This week, the court reportedly heard testimony about both victims’ repeated attempts to make a 911 call. In one call, a woman can be heard struggling to speak. Bolanos’ godmother reportedly told the jury the voice belonged to Bolanos.
A member of the Boston SWAT team who was among the first responders testified about the grisly scene on Tuesday, according to WCVB.
“I saw a male lying face down on the ground with his hands behind his back. I observed a female lying on her back with her hands behind her back inside one of the bedrooms,” Officer Chris Carr said. “She was not breathing and there were no signs of life.”
Police reportedly shot the suspect at the scene, believing that he had a gun. But both victims had been stabbed.
Officer Carr further testified that the killer had left a message on the wall inside the apartment.
“There were the words, ‘He killed my wife,’ written on the wall, as well as an ‘X’ that was drawn over a picture,” Carr said, according to WCVB.
It is not known at this time if or how the suspect knew the victims beyond having worked at the building a year before the murders.
The New York Post obtained surveillance camera footage of Dr. Bolanos arriving home to the building, where she would allegedly find Teixeira waiting for her inside the apartment. Fields arrived home later that evening.
Authorities have not yet commented on a possible motive for the double homicide.
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