Tributes paid to Sheffield doctor killed with fiancee in luxury American penthouse

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Tributes have been paid to a doctor who trained in Sheffield after he was murdered with his fiancee in their luxury apartment in America.

Tributes have been paid to a doctor who trained in Sheffield after he was murdered with his fiancee in their luxury apartment in America.

Dr Richard Field, who graduated from the University of Sheffield's Medical School in 1999, has been described as 'tremendous' by colleagues.

He died along with Dr Lina Bolanos, aged 38, who he planned to marry, after their throats were slit by an intruder in their apartment in Boston last Friday night.

Dr Field, 49, a London-born anaesthetist, sent a text message to a friend just before he died, reporting a gunman in his home.

When police officers arrived they found him and his partner dead and shot the suspected killer before arresting him.

He was found with a backpack containing a replica gun and jewellery. A knife was also found at the scene.

According to the Massachusetts Medicine Board, Dr Field he graduated from Sheffield University in 1999 and worked at a clinic in Beverly, north of Boston.

The North Shore Pain Management Centre, where he had worked since 2010, spoke of him as a 'guiding vision' who gave patients and colleagues his 'tireless devotion'.

"He was a valued member of the medical community and a tremendous advocate for his patients," a Facebook post said.

"His tragic and sudden passing leaves an inescapable void in all of us."

Paying tribute, one patient wrote on Facebook: "He was an amazing doctor, who was so kind and compassionate.

"I always said if he ever moved back to England I would follow him. Dr Field changed my life."

Dr Bolanos worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear hospital as a paediatric anaesthetist and was an instructor at the Harvard Medical School.

John Fernandez, the hospital's president, said: "Dr Bolanos was an outstanding paediatric anaesthetist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life."

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, has been charged with two counts of murder.

The case returns to court on June 8.