BOSTON (WHDH) - A Chelsea man accused of brutally killing two engaged doctors in their South Boston luxury condominium in May was arraigned Monday in Suffolk Superior Court on murder, kidnapping and robbery charges.
While family of the victims looked on in tears, 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira could be seen smiling as prosecutors detailed the gruesome murders. He was ordered without bail.
Prosecutor John Pappas said Teixeira fatally stabbed 38-year-old Dr. Lina Bolanos and 49-year-old Dr. Richard Field with a carving knife in their home on May 5.
Pappas said officers found the doctors stabbed to death, beaten and bound with duct tape after responding to a report of a man with gun. He said a fake gun and a bag filled with Bolanos’ jewelry was also found in the penthouse apartment at the Macallen Building.
Teixeira’s lawyer, Steven Sack, entered a plea of not guilty for seven indictments against his client. He had been held behind bars since his arrest.
Teixeira, a former employee at the condominium, was shot twice and injured in a standoff with police. Prosecutors say he had knowledge of the building and its layout due to a short stint spent working there as a concierge.
Authorities said surveillance video showed Teixeira enter a parking garage with a black backpack in hand in the hours before the murders. Investigators said a stairwell led from the garage up to the couple’s 11th-floor apartment.
Sack did not address the charges in court, and did not challenge bail conditions, but did reserve the right to request bail at a future date
He is due back in court on Sept. 12.
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