A gruesome crime has claimed the lives of two doctors who were planning to spend the rest of their lives together. Dr. Richard Field and fiancée Dr. Lina Bolanos were found slain in their South Boston penthouse Friday. Fox News reports police found the couple with their throats slit and hands bound after responding to a report of a man with a gun. Police say that man opened fire as officers entered the apartment. "This individual had just killed two people," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "He had nothing to lose." Police returned fire, shooting Bampumin Teixeira, 30, several times; he is in custody. Details are scarce but an unnamed official says what the Boston Globe describes as a "message of retribution" was written on the wall. The paper reports Field's last text was a plea for help sent to a friend.
According to an ex-girlfriend, Teixeira last year pleaded guilty to larceny for two separate bank robberies in 2014 and 2016 and finished serving his sentence last month. Though no motive has been given, Teixeira is thought to have known the victims: CBS Boston points out an access code is needed to activate the elevators, and Evans said, "If someone would come here and go up to the 11th floor ... penthouse, we gotta believe there was some type of knowledge of each other." Teixeira's ex says he contacted her two weeks prior to apologize for causing her pain, and said he "didn’t plan to live long," but assured her he wasn't suicidal and wouldn’t hurt others. Field, 49, was a doctor at North Shore Pain Management. Bolanos, 38, served as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear while also teaching at Harvard Medical School. (Read more double homicide stories.)