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2 doctors found dead in Boston penthouse probably knew their killer, police say

Two Boston doctors found dead this weekend inside the penthouse of a luxury condominium building most likely knew their killer, police say.

Dr. Lina Bolanos and Dr. Richard Field, who were engaged, were found dead Friday night by police at the Macallen Building in South Boston.

Police have not said how the couple were killed or provided a motive in the case, but they said the man suspected of their deaths knew them.

Bolanos, 38, was a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear hospital, according to its website, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Field, 49, also an anesthesiologist, worked at North Shore Pain Management.


Police had gone to the building on a report of a man with a gun. Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the suspect opened fire when officers confronted him at the door. He said police fired back and hit the man several times.

After the shootings, the suspect, Bampumim Teixeira, 30, of Chelsea, Mass., was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The officers weren’t hurt.

This undated photo provided by Eye and Ear shows Dr. Lina Bolanos, who was found dead with Dr. Richa
This undated photo provided by Eye and Ear shows Dr. Lina Bolanos, who was found dead with Dr. Richard Field at the Macallen Building in South Boston.
(Associated Press)

Authorities expect to file multiple charges against Teixeira. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday. The Suffolk County district attorney’s office said Teixeira has two larceny convictions on his record. In June of last year, Teixeira passed a note demanding money at a Boston bank. He committed the same crime two years earlier.


The office didn’t know Sunday whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

On its Facebook page, North Shore Pain Management called Field “instrumental in the creation of this practice” and said his death “leaves an inescapable void in all of us.”

Bolanos’ godfather, Michael Gibbs, told the Boston Globe that she and Field were “good, kind, gentle people.”

“Hopefully, this guy that they caught will be able to say who he is and why this was done,” Gibbs said. “That’s all we’re hoping, is to get some kind of information. Why did this happen?”

On behalf of Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Chief Executive John Fernandez expressed sadness over the deaths of both doctors.

“The entire Mass. Eye and Ear community is deeply saddened by the deaths of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiance,” he said on the practice’s website. “Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life.”


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