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Boston doctor text friend for help before he was killed


A Boston doctor texted a desperate plea for help in his final moments before he and his fiance were killed.

Dr Richard Field and Dr Lina Bolanos were brutally murdered after Bampumim Teixeira, 30, burst into their luxury $1.9million penthouse on Friday evening, police say. 

The terrified doctor Field had managed to send a text to a friend saying an ‘armed man’ had entered their apartment. But by the time police arrived, the couple were already dead.

Dr Richard Field and Dr Lina Bolanos (pictured together) were brutally murdered after Bampumim Teixeira, 30, burst into their luxury $1.9million penthouse on Friday evening, police say 

Dr Richard Field and Dr Lina Bolanos (pictured together) were brutally murdered after Bampumim Teixeira, 30, burst into their luxury $1.9million penthouse on Friday evening, police say 

Dr Richard Field, 49, pictured, and his fiancee were killed in their South Boston apartment with their throats slit on Friday night

Dr Richard Field, 49, pictured, and his fiancee were killed in their South Boston apartment with their throats slit on Friday night

Field and his finacee Dr Lina Bolanos, pictured, were found with their hands bound

Field and his finacee Dr Lina Bolanos, pictured, were found with their hands bound

Dr Richard Field, 49, left, managed to send a text to a friend saying an ‘armed man’ had entered their apartment. But by the time police arrived, he and his fiancee Dr Lina Bolanos, 38, right, were already dead

The ex-girlfriend of Teixeira, a former security guard who had just finished a nine-month sentence for robbing two banks, revealed that he had confessed to her he ‘did not have long to live’ during the last conversation they had before the murders.

She told the Boston Globe that he had sounded ‘strange’ when he called her on April 22.

After telling her he did not have long left to live, he insisted he was not suicidal, but welcomed her offer to pray for him, saying: ‘Yeah, I need prayer.’

He had also hinted at something darker, telling her, ‘I am not a good person.’ 

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, pictured, is accused of murdering the couple 

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, pictured, is accused of murdering the couple 

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, pictured, is accused of murdering the couple 

Even so, his ex, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said she was stunned to learn Teixeira – who she described as a ‘charming’ ‘gentleman’ who was patient with her 9-year-old – could have done such a brutal crime.

She added that he had gone back on promises he made during that phone call that he would never hurt anyone.

‘Lies,’ she told the Globe, in tears.

Investigators, who have been trying to determine a motive for the double homicide, discovered that Teixeira and the two doctors were known to each other, but have not said how. 

‘(For) someone to come here, go up to the 11th floor, to the penthouse, we got to believe that somehow there was some type of knowledge of each other,’ Boston Police Commissioner William B Evans said. 

It is still a mystery how he got access as the apartment building has a special security system. In order to get inside and to use the elevator, a special key is needed, according to CBS Boston.  

It is still a mystery how he got access as the apartment building (pictured) has a special security system. In order to get inside and to use the elevator, a special key is needed,

It is still a mystery how he got access as the apartment building (pictured) has a special security system. In order to get inside and to use the elevator, a special key is needed,

It is still a mystery how he got access as the apartment building (pictured) has a special security system. In order to get inside and to use the elevator, a special key is needed,

Police are pictured at the crime scene in Boston, where some of the roads were blocked off 

Police are pictured at the crime scene in Boston, where some of the roads were blocked off 

Police are pictured at the crime scene in Boston, where some of the roads were blocked off 

Teixeira was taken to Tufts Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries after being shot multiple times by police. Emergency officials are pictured lifting a stretcher into an ambulance

Teixeira was taken to Tufts Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries after being shot multiple times by police. Emergency officials are pictured lifting a stretcher into an ambulance

Teixeira was taken to Tufts Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries after being shot multiple times by police. Emergency officials are pictured lifting a stretcher into an ambulance

Police were met by gunshots from the doctors’ killer when they arrived at the 11th floor of 141 Dorchester Ave in South Boston at around 8.45pm on Friday. 

Teixeira did not hit police officers before they shot him multiple times and wounded him. He was taken to Tufts Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

When officers finally entered the apartment, they saw the bodies of Field, 49, and Bolanos, 38, whose throats had been slit. 

Their hands were bound, blood and messages of retribution were on the walls and photos of the two doctors in the apartment had been cut up, according to the Boston Globe

Field, right, worked at North Shore Pain Management and Bolanos, left, was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Field, right, worked at North Shore Pain Management and Bolanos, left, was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Field, right, worked at North Shore Pain Management and Bolanos, left, was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Bolanos, pictured, was also an anesthesia instructor at Harvard Medical School

Bolanos, pictured, was also an anesthesia instructor at Harvard Medical School

Field, pictured, had previously been an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Field, pictured, had previously been an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Bolanos, left, was also an anesthesia instructor at Harvard Medical School. Field, right, had previously been an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The couple were described as ‘good, kind, gentle people,’ according to the Boston Globe. 

Michael Gibbs, Bolanos’s godfather, said: ‘Hopefully, this guy that they caught will be able to say who he is and why this was done.

‘That’s all we’re hoping, is to get some kind of information. Why did this happen?’

Field worked at North Shore Pain Management and had previously been an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

A statement from the NSPM clinic said: ‘Dr Field was a guiding vision at North Shore Pain Management and was instrumental in the creation of this practice.’

The engaged couple were described as 'good, kind, gentle people,' and will be missed by their friends, families and coworkers

The engaged couple were described as 'good, kind, gentle people,' and will be missed by their friends, families and coworkers

The engaged couple were described as ‘good, kind, gentle people,’ and will be missed by their friends, families and coworkers

 Boston Police Commissioner William B Evans said: '(For) someone to come here, go up to the 11th floor, to the penthouse, we got to believe that somehow there was some type of knowledge of each other' 

 Boston Police Commissioner William B Evans said: '(For) someone to come here, go up to the 11th floor, to the penthouse, we got to believe that somehow there was some type of knowledge of each other' 

 Boston Police Commissioner William B Evans said: ‘(For) someone to come here, go up to the 11th floor, to the penthouse, we got to believe that somehow there was some type of knowledge of each other’ 

Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She was also an anesthesia instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary released a statement from the hospital’s CEO John Fernandez, who said: ‘Dr Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague, in the prime of both her career and life.’

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said Teixeira will be arraigned on Monday, according to NBC Boston. He had previously been convicted of two counts of larceny, for passing notes demanding money from the same bank in 2014 and 2016. 

Teixeira plead guilty to both counts last year. No weapons were used in either incident. He had been released from a correctional facility after his nine-month sentence in April.

Teixeira’s girlfriend said that he was a former security guard and that he never acted violently.

Police said that multiple charges are expected to be brought against Teixeira, likely ‘charges for two counts of murder,’ Evans said. 



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