Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos are the two engaged doctors who were brutally murdered in their luxury Boston penthouse over the weekend by Bampumim Teixeira.
A text was discovered on their phone that captured their fear in their final moments.
The text was sent to a close friend and read, “gunman in the house.” It was that friend who called the police, which led to the gunman being apprehended. The situation is heartbreaking as this message did help catch their killer, it was not fast enough to save their lives.
Teixeira was recently released from prison before this attack. He was shot down by police at the scene in the hand, abdomen and leg during a shoot out by two police officers.
The couple was already dead at the scene. They were found with their hands bound, with obvious signs of abuse before their final death. Their throats were cut.
On the wall of their apartment, there was a “message of retribution” written on the wall.
Police also discovered a black backpack at the scene containing jewellery, which authorities believe belonged to Dr Bolanos. A motive for the attack is still unclear and Mr Pappas did not say how Mr Teixeira was able to get through tight security to reach the top levels of the residential complex. Mr Teixeira was recently released from prison after serving nine months for bank robbery. His next hearing is set for 8 June.
Dr Bolanos was a paediatric anaesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr Field worked at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dr Bolanos had cancelled plans on Friday night to invite her boss for dinner because Dr Field was not feeling well, the Boston Globe reports. In a strange twist, it emerged that the intended dinner guest – Dr Sunil Eappen – was the father of a toddler shaken to death by a British nanny two decades ago. Louise Woodward was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of eight-month-old Matthew Eappen in Boston in 1997.