Man charged with killing two doctors in South Boston condo goes on trial this week

Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.
Lina Bolanos and Richard Field.File photos

A man is scheduled to stand trial starting on Tuesday in the 2017 killing of two doctors in their South Boston condo.

Dr. Richard S. Field, a North Shore pain clinic doctor, and his fiancee, Dr. Lina Bolanos, were slain on May 5, 2017 in their condo building at 141 Dorchester Ave., allegedly by Bampumim Teixeira, who was still in the condo when Boston police arrived, prosecutors have said.

Investigators said both doctors had their throats slit. Their bodies were bound at the hands and there was blood on the walls, authorities told the Globe days after the killing. One official said the killer had also written a message of retribution on the wall. Photos of the two doctors had been cut up.


Teixeira has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first degree murder. His trial is set to begin Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court. Teixeira’s lawyer, Steven J. Sack, declined comment Monday.

Teixeira had briefly worked with a concierge firm at the condo prior to the murders, and he was allegedly captured by surveillance cameras walking through the building’s garage before making his way through the interior to the 11th floor where the doctors lived.

Field was a doctor at North Shore Pain Management, certified in interventional pain management and anesthesiology, according to a biography on the company’s website. He was 49.

Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and an anesthesia instructor at Harvard Medical School. She was 38.

Travis Andersen of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Material from prior Globe stories was also used. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.