On Monday, the jurors heard in the trial of a man accused of killing two doctors in their high apartment in 2017 about the 911 calls the couple made before their deaths the third day of Bampumim Teixeira’s trial got underway.
A friend of Dr. Richard Field and his fiancee, Dr. Lina Bolanos, testified on Friday about a set of text messages he received from Field in which the friend said that he didn’t see the messages for about 30 minutes after they were sent because his mobile phone was in his pocket on silent mode.
The messages sent to Matthias Heidenreich read as “Call 111. Gunman. In house. Pls. Nw. Eriou. Erious. Serious.” Heidenreich said he replied back as “911?” and then finally called emergency dispatch when he didn’t hear back from Field. He and his girlfriend hurried over to the Macallen highrise where Field and Bolanos lived and when the reached Macallen highrise the police were already on scene. Then he heard gunshots.
Heidenreich’s testimony was alike to that of another friend who also got an emergency text from Field. On Monday, Fabiana Fagundes testified as she called 911 and went to the building with her boyfriend, where she, too, heard gunshots.
Police had reached the building, reacting to multiple 911 calls, some from the victims. Field tried to call 911 five times, but only one went through as the caller either hung up or disconnected.
Jurors on Monday heard two calls placed to 911 from Field’s phone. In the first, Amanda Gibbs, Bolanos’ godmother, verified the identity of the voice trying to speak. “That was Lina’s voice,’’ she stated.
No voice answered to the operator in the second call.
Jurors were also shown a surveillance video of Bolanos appearing at the apartment building on May 5, 2017, just before 5 p.m.
Prosecutors state that Teixeira, who served at the posh complex prior to 2016, had spent months plotting to rob the couple. They stated that he ambushed them as they came home, Field a couple of hours after Bolanos, In opening statements last week, they stated he brought knives, duct tape, pliers, and handcuffs, and was discovered with a bag carrying some of Bolanos’ jewelry. Teixeira was shot by police when they discovered him in the building, and he was charged at the hospital.
At around 9 p.m, when police gained access to the apartment they discovered Field and Bolanos dead of various stab wounds.