Numerous reports indicate that the West African immigrant accused of slaughtering two doctors in Boston has a rap sheet including multiple robberies and would have been deported had a judge not manipulated the system to ensure that did not happen.
According to the BBC, Bampumim Teixeira has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Robert Field and Lina Bolanos, who were found in their penthouse with “a message of retribution” written on the wall.
Bampumim Teixeira was reportedly apprehended at the scene of the crime following a brief shootout with police that left him with non-life-threatening injuries.
Footage shows his charges being read in the hospital where he is currently being held.
According to The Boston Herald, this is by no means the suspect’s first run-in with the law.
To the contrary, the outlet reports, he “told a bank teller in 2014 ‘I’ll start shooting people’ if she didn’t give him $1,000, according to court documents.”
The outlet goes on to report that the man walked into the same bank in 2016 and robbed it again, this time demanding $5,000.
He was subsequently arrested and pled guilty to two counts of larceny.
According to WND, despite Teixeira’s conviction of committing not one but two crimes, his green card was not revoked and, as a result, he was set free last month after allegedly serving nine months in prison.
The outlet further states that the judge presiding over Teixeira’s case intentionally gave him a 364-day sentence, the implication being that anything short of a full-year sentence would allow the man to keep his green card.
As WND puts it, “had Teixeira been deported after the two bank robberies, Bolanos and Field might still be alive today.”
Understandably, this information has caused quite a bit of outrage.
Here are some comments on WND’s article.
Police are reportedly investigating robbery as the motive for Teixeira’s crimes as he was found with a backpack of jewelry believed to be the victims’.