Suspect in Boston Penthouse Murders Had Tie to Building

Bampumim Teixeira spent a few weeks working there
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2017 6:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – After a surprise turn in the case of two doctors murdered in Boston, another turn: Prosecutors on Monday corrected the original police account of the crime, clarifying that suspect Bampumim Teixeira did not open fire on police when they encountered him in Dr. Richard Field's $1.9 million penthouse. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley also said as of yet there is no indication of a personal relationship between Teixeira and Field or Dr. Lina Bolanos. But the Boston Globe reports there is now a connection with Teixeira and the building: Prior to 2016, Teixeira worked a security job at the two-building condo complex that includes the Macallen Building where the engaged couple lived. The exact dates of Teixeira's employment haven't been released; Field purchased the 2,025-square-foot penthouse in July 2013.

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Teixeira's employment there surfaced during police's 2016 investigation of two bank robberies, for which Teixeira served nine months; he was released in April. People quotes an email it reports was sent to Macallen residents from management: "The suspect ... did serve our community as a concierge before leaving the building on his own terms after a few short weeks." The Globe explains doormen didn't staff the complex; Palladion Services, a "concierge service," was in place at the time, and employees were stationed in the lobby to oversee building entry. Palladion was replaced by another concierge company in February. The AP reports officers found a knife and fake replica gun at the scene, along with a black backpack containing jewelry. Cops arrived at the penthouse after Field texted a friend that there was "a gunman in the house"; the friend called 911. More on the crime here. (Read more murder stories.)

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