Sheffield doctor killed in luxury penthouse in America

Dr Richard Field
Dr Richard Field
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A doctor who graduated from the University of Sheffield was killed with his fiancee in their luxury penthouse in America.

Dr Richard Field, aged 49, who graduated from the University of Sheffield's Medical School in 1999, killed along with his anaesthetist fiancee, Dr Lina Bolanos, 38, in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday night.

During his final moments Dr Field had texted a friend to report a 'serious situation' with a gunman in his home, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

Police were alerted at 8.40pm and they entered the 11th-floor apartment using keys found on the floor outside the victims' door.

They found the suspected killer during a search and fired multiple shots, believing he was armed.

Police found a backpack containing jewellery, a replica firearm and at least one knife in the apartment, according to the district attorney's office.

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, was charged with two counts of murder on Monday from his hospital bed, where he was being treated for three gunshot wounds.

According to reports, Dr Field was born in Hammersmith, west London, and the Massachusetts medical register said he graduated from Sheffield University's medical school in 1999.

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'.

"His tragic and sudden passing leaves an inescapable void in all of us," the centre added in a statement.

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."

The case returns to court on June 8.