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Boston murder suspect 'nervous'

Tribune News Service logo Tribune News Service 9/13/2017

FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file photo, Bampumim Teixeira, center, is arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston before Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley. Teixeira, charged in the slayings of two engaged doctors in their Boston luxury condominium, is expected to face a judge in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 10, 2017, file photo, Bampumim Teixeira, center, is arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston before Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley. Teixeira, charged in the slayings of two engaged doctors in their Boston luxury condominium, is expected to face a judge in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 12. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File) Sept. 13--The man who authorities say killed two doctors in their luxury South Boston condo smiled, laughed and fiddled with plastic-covered paperwork in front of him as he sat in court for the first time since being arraigned for the grisly double murder. 

"Good afternoon, your honor," Bampumim Teixeira said to Superior Court Judge Christine Roach yesterday during his brief hearing at Suffolk Superior Court.

Teixeira bound and stabbed 38-year-old Dr. Lina Bolanos and 49-year-old Dr. Richard Field in their condo on May 5, according to prosecutors.

He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery, kidnapping by confinement, and one count of armed home invasion. He was ordered held without bail after his July arraignment. Steve Sack, Teixeira's attorney, immediately asked to be heard at a sidebar yesterday, where he and prosecutors spoke privately with Roach.

Teixeira, meanwhile, smiled and shook his head -- and at times silently laughed -- while a hush hung over the half-filled courtroom. "I think he's nervous," Sack said, when asked about his client's demeanor. "That's it, I think he's just nervous." He declined to discuss how Teixeira has been handling being incarcerated and did not divulge what happened during the brief hearing that was primarily held at sidebar. Sack said that it was "too early" to discuss potentially moving the case out of Boston -- a common strategy in high-profile cases.

He added that Suffolk prosecutors had just handed over discovery. Teixeira is due back in court on Sept. 22. Robert Pierce, an attorney who is representing the families of Bolanos and Field in their wrongful death suit against the condominium building and other entities, was in court taking notes. He said there were no new developments in his case.

Teixeira was once a concierge at the building where the murder took place and was familiar with the layout of the property, according to prosecutors.

The day of the murders, he was standing outside the building and entered the garage in the late afternoon, authorities say.

That night, police were contacted by the on-duty concierge who reported that a friend of Field's had contacted him, prosecutors say. That same friend called police directly to tell them that Field had texted a plea for help, according to authorities. Officers entered the apartment and shot Teixeira after he allegedly pointed a weapon at them.

After he was apprehended, detectives found a backpack containing a replica firearm and property belonging to the victims, prosecutors say.

Nearby was a bright yellow shirt and a large carving knife, according to authorities.

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