The Globe reports on the hospital-room arraignment today of Bampumim Teixeira, charged with murdering Richard Field and Lina Bolaños in Field's penthouse condo at the Macallen Building on Dorchester Avenue on Friday.
If I wanted sensationalized coverage, I'd watch network news.
This is the first thing I've posted on the case since Saturday, though.
That's the person to be curt with, not Adam.
Do us all a favor, hold down "ctrl" and press "w".
Adam, thank you for your great coverage of Boston area events.
What? Luxury condos don't do criminal record checks? A rapist may have the key to your penthouse? I am shocked. Shocked I tell you. How many more rich people must die!?
What if the bank robberies were the first things on his record? That might also be a partial explanation for why his sentence was so short.
And will plausable deniability,forward all questions about security personnel to the security company.
Security guards are used basically to assuage insurance companies demands.
Who said anything about rape? The fact that you can make sarcastic comments about the death of two of our neighbors is chilling. Something tells me you wouldn't say this to a group of people in "real life", so don't say it here.
Last night they reported he worked in another building nearby. If it's the same company then there might be your connection. If the first on scene police, aware that it's a serious situation, found 'a set of keys' (globe) on the floor and used those to gain access, well, I see a serious security problem.
Key systems work in several basic ways. There's the standard 'hotel' security cards, which record every use and can be reprogrammed almost instantly. F'rinstance, if a security breach was discovered, the bad guy could be locked out of a room while still on the elevator up.
EDIT: The cards are actually burned on a PC at the desk then physically carried to the room lock, which is then reset. There are ones that can be remotely reset, but it's not the norm. So, run faster than the elevator. Sorry.
Then there's the interchangeable cores where you have a control key to swap out the cores in seconds, thus changing the lock, but it requires a physical, mechanical presence. Also, that control key is never carried by any personnel unless they're on a specific trip to re-core a lock. It's always locked up. Interchangeable cores can range from Falcon (good) to Medeco (very good). Master key systems can be submastered. There can be one for the whole building, one for each floor, one for each stairwell, one for the entrance, you get the picture. If one 'gets loose' then you re-core every compromised lock. No question. Oh, you better have a system for tracking keys or it's all for naught.
The plastic swipe cards can theoretically be hacked but are more convenient, the mechanical keys are more secure..."Mr Smith, you lost your key? Fine, a new one will be at the desk when you get home. Bring a picture ID."
Badminton's prior record or lack thereof is irrelevant. If there was a key missing on his watch, those cores get dumped. Period.
If a convicted bank robber had a key and if that key was pilfered from the security company and not the victims, then there should be hell to pay.
D.A. Dan Conley took questions after his news conference called to correct statements made by Commissioner Evans, yet not one reporter asked:
a) What is the suspect's immigration status? Should he have been deported?
b) Did a judge impose a light, 364 day sentence on the bank robberies knowing that a sentence of one year would trigger deportation?
c) Was he convicted of larceny or bank robbery? Clearly he committed armed robbery of the bank by asking for money and threatening to shoot people. Case law is clear, even if he didn't show a gun, if he left the bank and had time to dispose of a gun, that's armed robbery all day long.
d) Did the D.A.'s office play along to prevent deportation and agree to a plea bargain of larceny instead of armed bank robbery, even though video and witness testimony was available for the more serious charge? Media is flipping back and forth whether he was convicted of bank robbery or larceny but no media has been definitive and no reporter asked Conley.
e) If he was charged with larceny instead of armed bank robbery, that's akin to a murderer being allowed to plea to simple assault.
(f) Officials have said he had no violent crimes on his record. A bank teller on ch.7 said that during the robbery he threatened to shoot everyone. What qualifies as a violent crime in Suffolk County?
There's blood on the hands of some person(s) here. Media should start doing their jobs. They should be camped outside the DA's house and the Judge's house until these questions are answered.
"When we heard the throats were slashed, I told friends it sounded like MS-13 since they're famous for it. The Southie luxury condo part was the only thing that seemed odd. Bampumim Teixeira, 30, of Chelsea is now the suspect which makes me more confident than ever....
.... Interesting it would happen on the same day the other local MS-13 guy was arrested. The "Colombian Necktie" with throats slashed and tongue damaged is trademark MS-13 brutalization of informants".
You couldn't have been more off yet you expect us to continue giving credence to your senseless ramblings. You base all your assumptions on nothing but fear. Let the media do its job, let the police do theirs, let the family members grieve in peace before you go making this about your own personal ideologies. In the meantime please feel free to crawl back into your hole of irrelevancy, we'll give you a shout once things play out and all the facts come to light.
I called it the "Colombian Necktie" before I knew one of the victims was Colombian. Probably just a coincidence but you're right, we'll see. None of the reporters asked.
The Globe reported "a message of retribution" on the wall. What was the message? None of the reporters asked.
The suspect told police he had an accomplice who would shoot them. Conley vaguely said that the SWAT team found nobody else but what did the multiple cameras show? None of the reporters asked.
Conley's press conference was odd in that he embarrassed the highly respected Commissioner Evans who was notably absent. Is there a rift between Boston's top cop and top prosecutor? None of the reporters asked.
The lies and racist speculations are getting older with each false/flawed/outright lie you pack them with.
Swirly, waiting to hear that you grew up with him in Guinea-Bissau and together, you helped lay out new bike lanes to avoid the menacing oxen and donkey traffic.
Don't you realize that all of their infrastructure money goes to support Big Oxen?
Interesting questions, I hope answers come.
"The lies and racist speculations are getting older with each false/flawed/outright lie you pack them with."
Swirl, he's asking legitimate and serious questions. Granted, there are those that don't want to know, but there are those that do. Most of the Boston Media will probably play dead here, but the questions shouldn't go away.
Try to do better than your usual derp and personal insults, OK? If you cannot add something to the conversation, then go outside and play.
Fish upped his game.
Did he show you his special precious "customs stamp" from Reagan National Airport?
You forgot the obligatory comment about white privilege or something....
I work from facts in evidence (none of which support Fishbrain's latest assertions), not parroting from some dimwitted script about how all those scary "other" people of the week are going to kill us because they have nothing better to do.
Never change, Swirl :)
of just taking a step back? I'm actually kind of embarrassed for you when you dig yourself deeper into these tirades where you just spill irrelevant ad-hominems and brag about how well researched you are on everything.
How about we wait for the investigation and for the facts to come out before making baseless assumptions.
PS - if he worked for a security company the easy ASSUMPTION would be that he is a citizen, but again let's wait for the facts.
According to at least one published report, he is a Green Card holder:
Which means he is going to be the new poster child for deporting criminal immigrants.
Oh, you're right. This case will go around the country like a shot.
My suggestion? Wait for the dust to settle, get a clearer picture of the situation.
when someone you know and love is killed by a full-blooded WASPy American elite who can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower compared to if they were killed by an immigrant.
Getting killed by an immigrant just adds insult to injury, especially if they weren't even supposed to be here.
I find myself wondering if people who leave comments like this, whether sarcastic or not has ever lost anyone close to them in a horrific manner. Murder is nothing to joke about, ever. I didn't know either of the victims but I can imagine what their families and loved ones are going through and what you said sounds immensely insensitive.
Every report has been talking about how the suspect was working for the "security company" that provided "security" for the building. These are NOT in any way trained security people and the company is not a security company. No one in this or any other high-end luxury building in the area would ever refer to them as "security" but rather they are part of the "concierge" team.
Basically, their role in the building is to open the door for people or buzz people in, sign for packages and hypothetically to provide an array of services that no resident in his or her right mind would ever try ("we'll get you theater tickets, make restaurant reservations, charter a yacht, get a caterer for your party"). In short, they're just basically door openers and package signers with little training.
The turnover can be very high with these companies, and there are new faces popping up all the time, especially on weekends when no one wants a shift and concierge employees don't show up. Our building has used this and other companies and it's not unusual to see someone for 2 to 3 weeks and then never again.
Also, just for clarification, the building that the suspect worked in is part of the complex that involves the building where the murders took place. They are right next to each other, share services, swimming pool and gym, and parking. I don't think it would be unusual for a concierge at one building to have access to the other.
on the initial post will remember to take a deep breath before posting speculation that the family and friends of the deceased may see. For all of you that believe your right to free speech trumps decency I have a word for you. Karma.
My most sincere apologies, it was a snarky post, and i should not have wise cracked about the two dead victims. But I will say, the type of home invasion that occurred in that penthouse is classic, textbook robbery involving drugs and $. These types of 'home invasions' are pretty common; the incident that occurred in this case is thankfully rare, though no consolation to the victims, or their family, friends, and associates. I can not imagine the terror they went through during the final moments of their lives.
The animal who did this crime should not have been out on the streets to begin with; and he certainly should not have been employed by this 'security' or concierge for hire company. Building management also shares blame and should be fully aware of who works 'security' front desk at their high end building, and make sure they are properly vetted. This animal obviously fell through the very wide cracks, and wasn't.
As mentioned earlier, it was odd for D.A. Conley to come out and embarrass Commissioner Evans.
Conley was getting ahead of the story, to protect his hide. For a suspect to be allowed to plea to "Larceny From A Person" (pickpocket) instead of two counts of "Armed Robbery" (bank robberies) is outrageous. For Conley's ADA to agree to a 364 day sentence instead of 365 (one year) is disgraceful. It was clearly done to avoid deportation. Now two doctors are dead. Conley and the judge should step down. Now.
Keep in mind that the highly respected Commissioner Mousey Evans was not at the Conley press conference. Evans absence was very telling to all in law enforcement. Is anyone in the media exploring the obvious?
Look, here you have a guy, a legal resident of the United States, accused with unarmed robbery. His lawyer made a deal- he pleads guilty and he gets a sentence wherein he can stay in the US when he gets out. It was his first offense, and although bank robbery is far from a victimless crime (my sister was a teller at a bank that was robbed. She left there soon after) he wasn't violent in commission of the crime. There was nothing that would indicate he was violent.
To say that Conley's office or the judge somehow should have known that this guy was capable of the depravity he showed last Friday is Monday morning quarterbacking at its worst.
I keep hearing on the radio that he robbed the same bank branch on two different occasions. But since I heard it on the radio, that could be false.
It makes a difference to me because I can see a sentence of less than one year for ONE unarmed bank robbery. But if the guy did it again, he should not have had such a short sentence for two bank robberies.
They caught him for the 2016 robbery and then, as they talked to him, he admitted to the 2014 one. Got charged for both, pleaded guilty.
Are you saying that they are clairvoyant? That they should be expected to read his horoscope into the future and throw some dice and consult a ouija board to predict that the guy would suddenly start doing something that he never did before?
I mean, people like you have this funny problem with what they believe over what they know, but that's pushing it.
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