THIS is why immigrants should be vetted thoroughly and immigration controlled tightly.
Doctors Richard Field and Lina Bolanos, pictured above, were murdered Friday night in their home in Boston because Judge Lisa A. Grant sentenced their killer, Bumpamim Teixeira, also pictured above (in the hospital bed), to a strategically lenient 364 days in jail after his second bank robbery.
Homeland Security recommended deporting Teixeira, which would have been mandatory per 8 U.S.C. §1 101(a)(43) had he been sentenced to 365 days or more, thus bleeding heart Judge Grant’s obvious reason for sentencing the bank robber and now double murderer to 364 days. Any sane person would think that a single bank robbery would justify deportation.
According to The Boston Globe, a Chelsea man accused of viciously murdering two doctors in a South Boston penthouse had once worked in a security job at the complex and apparently had filled a backpack with jewelry before he was shot by police Friday, according to details that emerged Monday.
Police discovered the backpack inside the door to the $1.9 million condominium unit after police shot and subdued Bampumim Teixeira there, prosecutors said. He was wearing black clothing and dark-colored gloves, authorities said.
Teixeira, 30, was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to killing the doctors — Lina Bolaños, 38, and Richard Field, 50 — whose bodies were discovered bound and whose throats had been cut, according to authorities and information provided to the Globe.
Teixeira had been in a security job at the condominium complex near the MBTA’s Broadway Station sometime before 2016, according to a police report. Boston detectives were told about his work at the complex when they were investigating an earlier robbery at a bank. He completed his sentence for two bank robberies last month.
At Teixeira’s bedside arraignment at Tufts Medical Center Monday, Suffolk Assistant District Attorney John Pappas said police reported that Teixeira had shot at them. Hours later on Monday, after learning more from police, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said that it appeared Teixeira had not fired a gun and that one had not been found on him after he was captured.
Conley also dismissed initial reports from police that Teixeira and the victims apparently knew each other.
“There is no evidence whatsoever at this stage that the defendant had a personal relationship with either Dr. Field or Dr. Bolaños,” Conley said at an afternoon news conference. “Nor is there any evidence to explain why he would attack them so viciously.”
The report that Teixeira had opened fire came from preliminary interviews with officers at the scene, according to Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy. Some officers believed the suspect was in a shooting posture or that the shots fired by other officers had come from Teixeira, he said. A replica .357 handgun was recovered at the scene, he added.
“A scene like that can become quite chaotic,” McCarthy said. “The officers felt their lives were in danger.”
A judge, prosecutor, court workers, and reporters gathered in the suspect’s hospital room about 1:45 p.m. Monday for an initial court appearance. Teixeira, covered nearly to the neck by a blanket, barely moved as Pappas provided details of the homicides in the small private room. Attached to wires and monitors, Teixeira nodded at one point when bail was discussed.
Steven J. Sack, Teixeira’s court-appointed defense attorney, did not challenge the order by Judge Michael Bolden that he be held without bail. In the proceeding, prosecutors described what investigators believe occurred Friday night.
Just before 9 p.m., police responded to the penthouse unit at 141 Dorchester Ave. after getting a call from a friend of the doctors, who had received a text from Field saying a gunman was in the apartment.
The message, Pappas said, was “a plea for help” from the two physicians, who friends said had planned to marry this year.
Officers found a set of keys on the floor outside the unit, shouted into the apartment, and received no response, authorities said.
Police then used the keys to enter the unlit unit.
Pappas said during the arraignment that gunfire erupted when one of the officers encountered Teixeira. The suspect was shot in his abdomen, leg, and left hand before police took him into custody outside the unit, authorities said.
No officers were injured.
But Conley later said that when police walked into the darkened apartment, they believed a gun was pointed at them or was being fired at them.