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Crime Boston doctors murder trial: Prosecutors say he tortured and killed a couple and left behind a haunting message. Trial wraps up today

12:20  09 december  2019
12:20  09 december  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Murder trial of Bampumim Teixeira, 32, began in Boston on Thursday. He is accused in the grisly He is charged with first-degree murder , armed robbery, and kidnapping. Victims: Field ( left ) was a The South Boston luxury apartment building where two Boston doctors were bound and killed in

Prosecutors say Bampumim Teixeira found the right time to sneak into the building he briefly worked for as a concierge and killed the two doctors inside their 11th floor And prosecutors allege that's how he was also able to gain access to the couple 's penthouse, CNN affiliate WCVB reported.

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The double murder trial of 33-year-old Bampumim Teixeira is drawing to a close after two weeks of testimony detailing a gruesome crime scene, the victims' last pleas for help and the chilling messages the suspect left behind.

Teixeira is accused of stabbing 39-year-old Lina Bolanos and her 48-year-old fiancé Richard Field to death inside their Boston penthouse in May 2017. The two were both well-known anesthesiologists.

He has pleaded not guilty.

A day after the killings, Teixeira told police he was having an affair with Bolanos and killed Field in self-defense, according to a recording played in court. The clip was part of the evidence the prosecution presented before resting its case Friday. Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney John Pappas questioned more than a dozen witnesses during the trial, including the couple's family and friends, first responders and investigators.

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He also said that he had handcuffed Field with the doctor 's handcuffs. 'It was hell,' Teixeira said Prosecutors have said that the exact motive of the brutal slayings may remain forever mysterious The South Boston luxury apartment building where two Boston doctors were bound and killed in

Prosecutors say he bought supplies to clean up the scene. Prosecutors said they would put out evidence to show that even though no body has been found, Linda Skeek was Defense attorney Emily Cooper, left , and prosecutor James Fayette during the Thomas Skeek murder trial on Tuesday.

The defense also rested its case Friday without presenting any evidence. Defense attorney Steve Sack maintained throughout the trial there wasn't enough evidence to back the prosecution's claims and sought to poke holes in police testimony.

"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," Sack argued. "That's because he didn't."

Here are some key points from the trial:

Teixeira said he was having an affair with one doctor

Prosecutors claimed Teixeira briefly worked as a concierge for the building in which the doctors lived -- and during that time, became familiar with the building's layout.

In the recording of his statement to police, Teixeira said he began having an affair with Bolanos around that time. On May 5, he said Field found him with Bolanos -- and then stabbed his fiancée to death.

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He once held a security job at a building adjacent to the condo complex where the couple lived, according to the The prosecutor said Boston police received two 911 phone calls -- one Teixeira was hit in his left hand, abdomen and leg. He was wearing gloves and dark clothing, authorities said .

"He stabbed her right in front of me," said Teixeira, adding that he feared for his life. "It was either me or him."

Teixeira told police he did not have sex with Bolanos that day but had in the past. He claimed Bolanos told him Field was abusive.

"I'm not sorry," Teixeira said in the recording about killing Field. "A jealous man is the worst thing ever ... What I saw with my eyes was crazy."

Couple sustained injuries from being bound or cuffed

Pappas told the court during his opening statement Field's hands were bound behind his back and he, like Bolanos, was found in a pool of blood.

On Thursday, medical examiner Richard Atkinson testified Bolanos had sustained 24 incised and sharp-force stab wounds. The autopsy showed Bolanos also suffered multiple blunt force injuries, including significant injuries to her face and head, according to Atkinson. Field suffered a single fatal stab wound to the neck that severed his carotid artery, Atkinson said.

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The couple also sustained injuries consistent with being bound or cuffed, he testified.

During cross-examination, the medical examiner said he was unable to determine who died first or the time of death. He said he could not tell what kind of knife was used.

The victims tried to get help

Before they died, friends of the couple and a 911 dispatcher testified the doctors tried alerting authorities.

A chilling 911 call captured Bolanos' voice, according to testimony from her godmother.

In the call, Bolanos' voice came out muffled. And when she was unable to respond to repeated questions, the operator said she was "releasing the call" and hung up, CNN affiliate WCVB reported.

Field also tried calling for help -- he called 911 eight times, Boston police Sgt. Scott Mackie testified, according to CNN affiliate WHDH. His phone log showed the calls lasted no longer than two seconds, Mackie testified.

The day of the killings, a friend also heard from the victims.

Matthias Heidenreich testified he had received a series of texts from Field's phone which asked him to call 9111 because an armed man was in the doctor's home.

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Under cross examination in the last days of trial, Boston police Sgt. Det. Michael Devane told Sack he couldn't be sure who had sent those texts at the time of the crime because Bolanos made a 911 call from the doctor's cell.

A chilling message was scribbled on the wall

When police arrived at the apartment, officers testified they found Teixeira inside and shot him, thinking he had a gun.

On the walls of the penthouse, the words "payback" and "he killed my wife," were written out in large letters, Boston Police Department Sgt. Edward Meade testified, according to CNN affiliate WHDH.

Meade said officers found photos that were crossed out and marked.

Teixeira was arrested in the building's hallway, where he told police there were bodies inside the penthouse, Boston police Det. Sean Wallace testified.

"Then he said, 'You guys are going to die.' Then he said, 'They killed my wife.' Then he mentioned something and I heard the word 'sniper,''' the detective told the jury.

In his statement to police, Teixeira said he told the officers, "Kill me now."

He said he had "no idea" about writing found on a wall of the apartment.

a close up of a whiteboard: Jurors saw what officers found on the walls of the crime scene© WCVB/Court Pool Jurors saw what officers found on the walls of the crime scene a man looking at the camera: Bampumim Teixeira© WBZ Bampumim Teixeira

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