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Convicted Killer Appeared To Threaten Sexual Assault On Prosecutor’s Wife In Courtroom Outburst
Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was found guilty of murdering a Boston couple in their luxury apartment building where he used to work as a concierge. He launched into several courtroom outbursts during his trial.
A man found guilty of murdering a couple in their upscale Boston apartment building where he used to work as a doorman appeared to threaten a county prosecutor’s wife shortly before the verdict was delivered.
Bampumim Teixeira, 33, who was standing trial for the May 2017 murders of Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38, spoke with briefly with his lawyer after entering the courtroom and being uncuffed on Dec. 10.
He then addressed Suffolk County prosecutor John Pappas.
“Yo Pappas, you better hope I never get out of jail, because if I do I’m going to f**k your wife,” Teixeira said, while unleashing a torrent of expletives as he was tossed out of the courtroom, WHDH reported.
He was promptly ejected from the courtroom prior to the jury’s entrance, who later found him guilty of the grisly killing.
Pappas previously stated that Teixeira “acted with a purpose and a plan” in the deaths of the two Boston doctors who were found stabbed to death, the Boston television station also reported.
An array of outbursts from Teixeira punctuated the trial. He had also been forcibly hauled out of the courtroom after apparently taunting the victim’s family.
"You want to know his last words?" he growled at the courtroom gallery, WBZ-TV reported.
Field and Bolanos were found bound and lying in a pool of their own blood in their apartment building where Teixeira used to work as a concierge, CNN reported.
The man’s lawyer, Steven Sack, admitted his client had snuck into the couple’s penthouse, but said there was no “credible evidence” Teixeira carried out the slaying of the soon-to-be-married couple, according to the Daily Beast.
“Sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth,” Sack stated during closing arguments.
Inside the engaged couple’s suite, investigators also found disturbing messages left behind by Field and Bolanos’ killer. “Payback” and “HE KILLED MY WIFE 15 Years Ago” were supposedly scrawled on the walls, the Boston Globe reported.
During trial, Teixeira couldn’t provide prosecutors any explanation as to what supposedly motivated him to vandalize the couple’s apartment after killing them, according to USA Today.
Teixeira had claimed during trial that he was having an affair with Bolanos and that when Field stumbled in on them, the doctor killed his partner in a jealous rage. The 33-year-old said he then killed Field in self-defense.
"I'm not sorry," he said about murdering Field during a recording played in court, CNN also reported. "A jealous man is the worst thing ever. ... What I saw with my eyes was crazy."
The prosecution, however, called Teixeira’s account “utterly absurd,”
“It was not enough for him to murder them in their own home,’’ Pappas, the county prosecutor told the jury, the New York Post reported.
“Not enough for him to destroy their lives. … He had to destroy their names as well.”
Teixeira is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, according to the Boston Herald. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.