Families of Murdered South Boston Doctors Have Filed A Wrongful Death SuitAugust 08, 2017 09:34
The families of doctors who were killed in the south Boston penthouse apartment building have filed a wrongful death suit against the apartment building management, owner and concierge service.
Jason Field and Gloria Gibbs filed the suit together, each in the representation of Dr.Richard Field and Dr.Linda Bolanos Estates.
The suit names the Highbridge Concierge, Bayberry Management,Court Square Press Building condonium Trust and Palladion Services. Palladion services was the contracted concierge and security service from 2012 and had hired the alleged murderer, Bampumim Teixeira. In early 2017, Highbridge took over. Teixiera was convicted of bank robbery in 2016 and served time in jail.
The suit says the building advertised as full 24 hour Concierge and security when field first brought for $1.9 million in 2012.
“Despite the appearance of operating a secure property, in fact defendants provided virtually no security for its residents whatsoever” says the suit.
The suit provides say that Garage can be entered when someone is entering or exiting , and the security guard has to watch the camera, sign people in, accept packages.
Teixeria has entered the building through the garage on the day of murder i.e., may 5, 2017, according to the investigators.
The suit says that Mr.field has texted one of his friend for help around 7:46 pm on the day of murder that there was a gunman in the unit.
But the recipient didn’t see the message till 8:15 pm and then called and spoke to the security guard, a highbridge employee. The caller called and asked the security guard to go to Field and Bolanos unit, says the suit.
According to the suit, the friend called the security again and the guard said that “he still didn’t go to the unit and was rather checking his notes”.
It wasn’t until 8:38 that the friend and guard both called 911. Police later found both Bolanos and field murdered in their pent house apartment, with Teixeira still inside the unit, said the prosecutors.
The suit says that defendants should have shown of the “duty of care” and after knowing that their former employee was convicted to bank robbery then the company should have taken steps to ensure that building is safe.
The wrongful death suit requests trail by jury. In the case against Texieira, the next court date is Sept 12.