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Jury Finds Suspect in Doctor Killings Guilty Of First Degree Murder

Bampumim Teixeira, center, is arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court in 2017. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)
Bampumim Teixeira, center, is arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court in 2017. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)

A Suffolk County jury convicted a man in the stabbing death of two doctors in their Boston luxury condominium.

Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted of two charges of first degree murder in the 2017 deaths of Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos. He was also found guilty of home invasion, two charges of kidnapping, and two charges of armed robbery.

The verdict came after a chaotic morning, when Teixeira  was removed from the courtroom after threatening to sexually assault the prosecutor's wife.

Teixeira said "Hey Pappas, you better hope I never get out of jail," before threatening the wife of Assistant Suffolk District Attorney John Pappas. Court officers escorted him from the room.

Teixeira's attorney, Steven Sack, tapped his client on the arm as he spoke.

His comments are under investigation to determine whether additional charges are warranted, District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement.

The jury was not in the room at the time. Jurors started deliberating Monday after closing statements by the prosecution and defense.

Teixeira had pleaded not guilty to murder in the deaths of Field and Bolanos.

The suspect had no known personal relationship with the victims but had once worked briefly as a concierge in their building, prosecutors said.

Teixeira told investigators he was having an affair with Bolanos. He said Field came home and became enraged, and killed Bolanos. Teixeira said he killed Field in self-defense.

Bolanos, 38, was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

Field, 49, was an anesthesiologist at North Shore Pain Management.

This article was originally published on December 10, 2019.

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