Man accused of killing two Boston doctors pleads not guilty

BOSTON — The man who police believe brutally killed two engaged doctors inside their Boston luxury condo in May was arraigned Monday.

Bampumim Teixeira greeted the Suffolk Superior court magistrate with “hey, good morning, what’s up?”

The court magistrate then read aloud the charges he is facing, brought by a grand jury: two counts of murder, home invasion, kidnapping and armed robbery.

The 30-year-old Chelsea man pleaded not guilty to all counts.

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Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney John Pappas said that Teixeira had worked as a concierge at the McCallum Building on Dorchester Avenue, where 38-year-old Dr. Lina Bolaños and 49-year-old Dr. Richard Field lived in one of the penthouse apartments.

On May 5, a friend of Field called police, said Pappas, saying Field had texted him, saying call 911, there’s a gunman in the house.

Earlier in the day, a disguised person snuck into the garage, wearing gloves, said Pappas, carrying a bag.

Officers responded, and when they got to the penthouse, they knocked several times to no response. They entered using keys they had gotten from the concierge.


“Shortly after opening the front door, one of the officers saw a black man in dark clothing,” said Pappas.

Officers, believing he was armed based on the text messages, shot him, according to Pappas. They called for an ambulance, and the prosecutor said the man, Teixeira, told officers that someone else was in the apartment, armed.

As they searched the apartment further, Boston police officers saw blood, hair and a large carving knife, said Pappas. Officers found Bolanos and Fields, bound. They had suffered “significant trauma” and were dead.

Outside the apartment, officers said they found a bag with Bolanos and Fields’’ belongings, replica guns and duct tape, said Pappas.

“Duct tape was clearly used to bound both victims,” said assistant district attorney.

Magistrate Edward Curley ordered Teixeira still be held without bail. His lawyer said at a later date he may request a bail, but he needs to go through the evidence further.

Curley proposed a trial date of next July 2018, but Pappas said that October 2018 seemed more reasonable, based on the sheer amount of evidence.

The next court date is in Sept. 12 to discuss the trial date further.