The man who is accused of killing two Boston doctors in May 2017, scrawled the words, ‘he killed my wife,’ on the wall of their penthouse home, a court heard on Tuesday.
Lina Bolanos, 38, and her fiance Richard Field, 49, were found dead in pools of their own blood with multiple stab wounds in May 2017. The couple’s former doorman, Bampumim Teixeira, 33, is fighting a first-degree murder charge over the deaths.
According to WCVB reporter, Todd Kazakiewich, who was tweeting updates from court on Tuesday, Boston Police officer Chris Carr testified that along with the message, authorities found an ‘X’ over a picture in the home.
No other information was available regarding the message and the ‘X’ on the photo.
On Monday, the court heard chilling audio that appeared to capture the moment Bolanos called 911 and desperately pleaded for help.
Bampumim Teixeira (pictured), 33, the man who is accused of killing two Boston doctors, scrawled the words, ‘he killed my wife,’ on the wall of their home, a court heard on Tuesday
Doctors Lina Bolanos, 38 (left), and Richard Field (right), 49, were found dead in May 2017.
The South Boston luxury apartment building where two Boston doctors were bound and killed in their penthouse apartment is seen days after the murders
Bolanos’ godmother, Amanda Gibbs, told the court that the voice on the emergency call made that night was that of her goddaughter, CBS reported. A tearful Gibbs said: ‘That was Lina’s voice.’
The 911 call to police was cut short when the operator hung up, unable to understand her muffled replies, jurors were told.
The couple’s loved ones were seen crying and comforting one another in court as the operator repeatedly asks if the caller had an emergency. With no direct reply the call handler says: ‘I’m releasing this call.’
Anesthesiologist Field had also sent panicked texts to a friend, begging for help, after his five attempts to call 911 failed, the court heard.
Assistant District Attorney John Pappas said: ‘Although the why to this story may never be fully explained to your satisfaction, the who will absolutely never be in doubt.’
Matthias Heidenreich, a scientist who works for Boston-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals, testified in Suffolk County Superior Court on Friday that his friend sent desperate messages in the moments before he died.
Field made five 911 calls from his cellphone between 7.06pm and 7.45pm, but four of them didn’t go through because the caller either hung up or the line was disconnected. When one of the calls did go through, the line was silent.
‘Call 111,’ the first text message read. Heidenreich later understood that Field meant to text ‘911.’ The next text read: ‘Gun man. In house. Pls. Nw.’
In the next few lines, Field twice tried to spell out the word ‘Serious’.
‘I was confused for the first minutes,’ Heidenreich testified on Friday. He said he then showed the messages to his girlfriend.
Heidenreich then texted Field back: ‘911?’
‘I wanted to see whether it was a mistake,’ said Heidenreich. When he didn’t hear back from his friend, he grew worried.
His girlfriend called the concierge desk at the Macallen Building where Field and Belanos lived. They then dialed 911.
According to Heidenreich, he and his girlfriend hailed an Uber and drove to their friend’s building, where they saw police cars outside. Minutes after arriving, they heard gunshots.
Later that night, police told him that Field and Bolanos had been killed.
West Africa native Teixeira briefly worked as a doorman in the couple’s luxury South Boston apartment complex, and prosecutors say he used his intimate knowledge of the building and tenants to meticulously plan the brutal murders
On Monday Bolanos’ godmother, Amanda Gibbs, pictured, told the court the voice on the emergency call made that night was that of her goddaughter
Relatives of the slain couple comfort one another as the muffled audio is played to the court
West Africa native Teixeira briefly worked as a doorman in the couple’s luxury South Boston apartment complex, and prosecutors say he used his intimate knowledge of the building and tenants to meticulously plan the brutal murders.
Prosecutors say that while the couple was working, Teixeira, who was wearing gloves, a hooded jacket, and carrying a backpack and bright yellow shirt, snuck into the building via the garage just before 4pm.
‘(He was) looking, waiting, lurking, out front, out back, for just the right opportunity to present itself,’ Assistant District Attorney John Pappas said during opening statements.
Teixeira allegedly climbed up an unlocked stairway to the 11th floor penthouse carrying what prosecutors call ‘implements of destruction,’ including knives, handcuffs, duct tape, and pliers.
Bolanos arrived home just before 5pm. Authorities said that her keys as well as two packages she was carrying were later found strewn in the hallway.
Jurors watched security camera footage that showed Field entering the lobby elevator at 6.38pm.
‘(Field was found) dead in a pool of his own blood. His hands bound behind his back with handcuffs,’ Pappas said at the trial, according to WCVB.
Lobby surveillance video shows that Field arrived home at around 6.30pm. Over the next two hours, he attempted multiple 911 calls that disconnected before he could plead for help
Officers respond to the scene the night that the bodies of Field and Bolanos were found
Both Linda Bolanos and Richard Field filled their Facebook pages with photos of them traveling the world and the US. In this photo, they were in New Orleans for Mardis Gras
‘Lina Bolanos was also in a pool of her blood after having been stabbed repeatedly in the neck.’
When police arrived, they say they encountered Teixeira dressed in dark clothing and wearing gloves.
Officers believed that Teixeira pointed a weapon at them.
Two officers shot and wounded him, according to authorities. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Outside the apartment, police found a backpack with replica firearms and jewelry, according to authorities.
They also found a bright yellow shirt and a carving knife.
Teixeira’s lawyer, Steven Sack, disputed the prosecutors’ claims.
‘No video, no audio, no scientific evidence, no credible evidence will tell you that Bampumim Teixeira broke into the home of Lina Bolanos and Richard Field and murdered them,’ he said.
‘And that’s because he didn’t.’