Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Monday morning at Suffolk Superior Court in the double-murder trial of Bampumim Teixeira, accused of killing two South Boston doctors in 2017, after his defense rested after not calling a single witness Friday.
Prosecutors say Teixeira, 32, stabbed anesthesiologists Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38, to death in their South Boston penthouse condo after handcuffing them. Teixeira was shot twice by responding police officers.
“As Lina Bolanos was getting ready for work that morning another person was making his way to South Boston — looking, waiting, lurking out front and out back for just the right opportunity to present itself. And it did,” Assistant District Attorney John Pappas said in his opening statement last month.
Teixeira claimed in a police interview Field killed Bolanos before Teixeira stabbed Field to death in self-defense after Field discovered the pair having an affair, jurors heard Friday.
Steve Sack, Teixeira’s attorney, argued in opening statements no evidence will show Teixeira broke into the 11th-floor condo on May 5, 2017, at the Macallen building on Dorchester Avenue.
Jurors in the two-week trial have heard testimony of responding police, audio of 911 calls and testimony of a DNA expert who said the victims’ blood was found on Teixeira’s shirt. The jury of 10 women and four men, including two alternates, also saw a video of the crime scene and visited the Macallen building.
Field, who worked at North Shore Pain Management in Beverly, and Bolanos, who worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, planned to marry in 2018.