Prosecutors showed video on Wednesday of the scene in a luxury high rise building where two Boston doctors were murdered, the Boston Globe reported.
Only jurors and the defense table were allowed to see the 20 minute video, but Boston police Sgt. Edward Meade described the scene in gripping testimony.
Richard Field and Lina Bolanos were found dead in separate rooms in their condominium on May 5, 2017, with multiple stab wounds and their hands handcuffed behind their backs.
Prosecutors say Bampumim Teixeira lay in wait for the doctors at the Macallen Building, ambushing first Bolanos when she arrived home and then, about two hours later, Field. They believe robbery was the motive.
Meade, the commander of the SWAT unit that responded to the 911 calls to the condo, said that one wall contained photos of the couple, apparently traveling, and that Field had been marked out in several of them. On the wall, in all capital letters, someone had written “HE KILLED MY WIFE” and the word “payback,” Meade testified.
Teixeira was not married, but an officer testified earlier in the trial that when police were taking him into custody in the hallway outside the condo — where he’d been shot twice by responding officers — he told them, “They killed my wife.”
Teixeira, 33, worked briefly at the Macallen as a security guard prior to 2016. He has pleaded not guilty.
The 38-year-old Bolanos, a native of Colombia, and the 49-year-old Field had planned to marry.
Also on Wednesday, jurors were shown two knives, a mask, and a BB gun that police believe were used in the crimes.
Earlier this week, jurors heard testimony from friends who received troubling texts from Field after he arrived home and heard a 911 call made by Bolanos in which she struggles to respond to questions.
The New York Post obtained surveillance camera footage from the Macallen, showing Bolanos arriving home shortly before 5 p.m. that day.
The trial resumes Monday morning.
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[Featured image: The Macallen Building on May 8, 2017/AP Photo, Michael Dwyer]