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A man who was found guilty in the brutal killing of two Boston doctors was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday.
Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was sentenced to life behind bars by a Suffolk County judge in a Boston courtroom for murdering engaged couple Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos in their south Boston condo in 2017, the Boston Globe reported.
Field and Bolanos were found handcuffed and stabbed to death more than two years ago. Teixeira was shot by police as he was attempting to flee the crime scene with a bag of jewelery belonging to the couple.
Teixeira told police during an interview that he had been having an affair with Bolanos, and that Fields killed his fiancée after discovering them. Teixeira, who had formerly worked in the building as a concierge, claimed he had then killed Field in self-defense.
Police also found eerie messages, “Payback” and “HE KILLED MY WIFE 15 Years Ago” written on the walls of the couple’s home, according to the Boston Globe.
Prosecutors previously dismissed his defense as “preposterous.”
Teixeira, who had been barred from the courtroom following earlier outbursts, watched the proceedings via video link. On Dec. 10, Teixeira appeared to threaten prosecutor John Pappas moments before the jury entered the courtroom.
“Yo Pappas, you better hope I never get out of jail, because if I do, I’m going to f--k your wife,” Teixeira told Pappas last week moments before the jury entered the courtroom, according to WCVB.
He had previously been forcibly ejected after appearing to address Field’s family, asking “Want to know his last words?”
Teixeira “made it quite clear that he did not wish to be in this courtroom for these proceedings and that he would not conduct himself in the manner necessary to permit him to be present,” Judge Mitchell Kaplan said in court, the Boston Globe also reported.
Bolanos’ mother, Ana Delia Vergara, described her daughter as someone who had “unequaled warmth.”
“I just want to thank God for choosing me as a mother of that wonderful being, that exceptional being,” she said. “I will live eternally grateful and very proud of all that she accomplished in her short life.”
She said her daughter and Field will “love each other forever in heaven.”
“I know that I will never get to see my daughter again, or Richard for that matter, but that monster will not destroy any more families,” she added.
Meanwhile, Field’s family called Teixeira — who appeared emotionless during his sentencing — a “monster,” according to the Boston Globe.
Teixeira was arrested in 2016 for robbing a Boston bank, which he told detectives he had previously robbed at least once, according to New England Cable News. In the two robberies, he passed notes to bank staff demanding money, while also warning them he had a gun. However, he later admitted to police that he was unarmed.
“There is no answer,” Bolanos’s godfather, Michael Gibbs, told the media, according to the Boston Globe. “Some people, for whatever reason, they become evil in their ways.”
Teixeira’s attorney, Steven Sack, didn’t immediately return Oxygen.com’s request for comment on Monday.
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