Friday 28 July 2017

Man charged with killing British-born doctor and fiancee in US held without bail

Bampumim Teixeira denies two counts of murder (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe, Pool)
Bampumim Teixeira denies two counts of murder (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe, Pool)

A Massachusetts man charged with killing two engaged doctors in their luxury Boston condominium in May has been held without bail.

Bampumim Teixeira pleaded not guilty in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday to charges including two counts of murder.

Prosecutor John Pappas said the 30-year-old Teixeira bound and stabbed 49-year-old Dr Richard Field, who was born in Britain, and 38-year-old Dr Lina Bolanos in their home on May 5.

Teixeira was shot by police at the scene.

His district court arraignment was held in the hospital, but he had recovered enough to appear in court on Monday.

His lawyer Steven Sack did not address the charges, but did reserve the right to request bail at a future date.

Teixeira had once worked as a concierge at the condominium building.

He is due back in court on September 12.

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