A man who was found guilty of killing two doctors in their home in 2017 could face life in prison and additional charges for his outburst in court.
Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted of the brutal murder of Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38, in their apartment in Boston.
As well as first-degree murder, Teixeira was also found guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery and armed home invasion.
Mr Field and Ms Bolanos were engaged and both anaesthesiologists. During the trial, a medical examiner testified that Ms Bolanos sustained 24 stab wounds, and multiple blunt force injuries including to her face and head, according to CNN.
The couple was found in “pools of blood” and Teixeira, who used to work as a concierge in the building where the slain couple lived, pleaded not guilty.
Teixeira told investigators he had been having an affair with Ms Bolanos.
His defence team did not present any evidence of the affair, and other evidence contradicted Teixeira’s account, according to CNN.
He also claimed Mr Field came home, became enraged and killed Bolanos. Teixeira said he then killed Mr Field in self-defence.
“I never told you he didn’t kill Richard Field — because he did,’’ Steven Sack, Teixeira’s lawyer told the jury during his closing statement. “He killed him in self-defence, and that’s not murder.”
That version of events is “utterly absurd and ridiculous,” the District Attorney Pappas said.
Authorities say Teixeira had no known personal relationship with the victims other than working briefly as a concierge in their building and believed Teixeira stabbed the couple while robbing them of jewellery.
On Tuesday, local time, Teixeira was removed from court after he threatened to sexually assault the prosecutor’s wife.
“Hey Pappas, you better hope I never get out of jail,” Teixeira is heard addressing Assistant Suffolk District Attorney John Pappas, before threatening his wife, according to the Associated Press.
The prosecutor’s office is considering bringing additional charges against Teixeira for the outburst, District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.
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