The man accused of brutally killing two doctors in their luxury South Boston condo in May pleaded not guilty Monday to all the charges against him.
Prosecutors say 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira, of Chelsea, bound and stabbed Dr. Lina Bolanos, 38, and Dr. Richard Field, 49, in the engaged couple’s penthouse on May 5. Teixeira was shot by police officers at the scene, who were responding to a report of a gunman in the apartment on the 11th floor of the Macallen building.
During Teixeira’s arraignment, the Suffolk District Attorney’s office introduced new information about the killings of the two beloved anesthesiologists that sent shockwaves through the Boston medical community.
Here are nine details introduced by the prosecution during Teixeira’s 15-minute courtroom session:
- Prosecutors said Teixeira was first seen lurking around the building where he worked as a concierge in 2016 as early as 2:40 p.m. on the day of the murders.
- Teixeira snuck into the apartment building’s garage shortly before 4 p.m., carrying a bag with duct tape, two fake guns, a mask, and a knife, according to the prosecution.
- Prosecutors said Bolanos entered the building about 5 p.m. Field returned home around 6:30 p.m.
- Boston police were called at 8:38 p.m. by the building’s concierge, who a friend of Field’s contacted after receiving a text from the doctor about a gunman in the apartment, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. The friend also called police shortly after.
- According to The Boston Globe, prosecutors did not say how Teixeira gained access to the couple’s unit, but provided details Monday that gave some indication of how Teixeira, who they say had knowledge of the building’s layout, may have gotten outside their door. Prosecutors said responding officers observed two doors near the apartment’s entrance upon their arrival. One leading to a stairwell accessing the lower floors of the building and garage, as well as an unlocked door to a utility room — equipped with a peep hole. The officers found a set of keys next to the door of the condo, which they used to enter the home after receiving no responses to their calls inside.
- Inside the apartment, after shooting Teixeira at least two times fearing he was armed, the officers found the bodies of Bolanos and Field in different parts of the apartment, bound with duct tape and other materials and stabbed to death, according to the Globe.
- Prosecutors said police found two backpacks at the scene, the Globe reported. One, which Teixeira had allegedly been wearing earlier, contained a tactical knife and personal belongings of the doctors. The other backpack was filled with Bolano’s jewelry. A carving knife was also found at the scene.
- According to the Globe, Suffolk Assistant District Attorney John Pappas wouldn’t comment on motive for the murders outside the courtroom, saying “clearly, given the statement that we provided to the court today, I think you can surmise what the motive was, in part.”
- Teixeira pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him: two counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping, as well as one count of armed home invasion.
Teixeira, who was initially arraigned from his hospital bed days after the murders, will return to court for a pretrial hearing on September 12. He was ordered held without bail.