Last Updated on December 11, 2019
Bampumim Texeira, 33, is an African migrant from Cape Verde who slashed two well-respected Boston doctors to death in their own apartment in 2017.
During his sentencing for the slayings on Tuesday, Texeira had to be removed from the courtroom for taunting the victims’ families and threatening to sexually assault the wife of District Attorney John Pappas.
Via the Boston Herald:
Court officers dragged Teixeira out of court Tuesday morning during jury deliberations after he lashed out at Assistant District Attorney John Pappas, telling him, “You better hope I don’t get out of jail,” before making a sexually explicit threat.
They removed him a second time just before the verdict was read Tuesday afternoon when he turned to the sobbing families of the victims and blurted out, “You want to know his last words?”
Teixeira, 33, was convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal slayings of Dr. Richard Field and his fiancee Dr. Lina Bolanos inside their Dorchester Avenue apartment on May 5, 2017.
Police found the couple laying in pools of their own blood, their hands tied behind their backs and their throats slashed after Field sent desperate text messages to a friend that a gunman was in their apartment.
By the time police arrived, both had died. Teixeira was still inside the apartment and was shot by police officers.
The homeless Texeira was found guilty on all charges during his absence from the courtroom.
Police suspect Texeira used his previous knowledge of the doctors’ apartment building from his time as a concierge to plan the savage robbery and murders.
The migrant had been allowed a plea deal for two bank robberies that enabled him to keep his green card and serve out a pathetically short nine-month sentence just a few weeks before he murdered the doctors, who were engaged and planning to marry in 2018.
The migrant’s 2016 arrest warrant for armed robbery was reportedly stamped with the words “alien warning given.”