BRIT DOC SLAYING Sacked security guard charged with murder in his hospital bed after ‘he slashed throats of Brit doctor and his fiancée at their £1.5m penthouse before scrawling message of revenge on wall in blood’
Cops discovered Richard Field, 49, and his fiancée Lina Bolanos, 38, slain in Boston, US, with a ‘message of retribution’ scrawled on the wall.
A MAN has been charged in his hospital bed with the double murder of a Brit doctor and his fiancée who were found with their hands bound and throats slashed in a blood-soaked £1.5million penthouse.
Cops discovered Richard Field, 49, and anaesthetist Lina Bolanos, 38, slain in Boston, US, with a “message of retribution” scrawled in blood on the wall.
Bampumim Teixeira was taken into custody by armed cops and has since been charged with the brutal killings, Boston Globe reports.
The couple had their hands tied and bodies mutilated with blood “coating the walls” in the 11th floor apartment, according to the paper.
In his final moments Dr Field texted a friend to report a “serious situation” with a gunman in his home, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said.
Police were alerted at 8.40pm and they entered the 11th-floor apartment using keys found on the floor outside the victims’ door.
Teixeira was shot in the hand, abdomen and leg by police before being apprehended and taken to hospital.
Police have alleged the suspect, reportedly originally from Guinea Bissau, was trying to steal a bag of jewellery from the couple’s US home. The attorney’s office also reported that at least one knife was found at the scene.
Teixeira, who reportedly worked as a security guard at the apartment complex sometime before 2016, has been held without bail after pleading not guilty to the murders.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F Conley told a news conference: “There is no evidence whatsoever at this stage that the defendant had a personal relationship with either Dr. Field or Dr. Bolaños.
“Nor is there any evidence to explain why he would attack them so viciously.”
The couple were both highly respected doctors, with Lina working as an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr Field, reportedly from Hammersmith, West London, worked at North Shore Pain Management while Lina was a paediatric anaesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
Devastated colleagues paid tribute to the pair following the gruesome slaying on Friday night.
A statement from Dr Field’s work read: “His tragic and sudden passing leaves an inescapable void in all of us.
“Our deepest thoughts are with his friends and family.”
Massachusetts Eye and Ear said: “The entire Mass. Eye and Ear community is deeply saddened by the deaths of Dr Lina Bolanos and her fiancé.
“Dr Bolanos was an outstanding paediatric anaesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life.
“We will do all we can to support their families and our staff members who are processing this senseless tragedy and grieving an enormous loss.”
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