Bampumim Teixeira was dragged out of court after his outburst Tuesday morning. (WBZ-TV)
UPDATE: Teixeira was found guilty later Tuesday. Read more:
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The man on trial in the murder of two engaged doctors in their South Boston condo two years ago threatened a prosecutor in a courtroom outburst Tuesday morning.
Jurors are currently deciding the fate of Bampumim Teixeira, accused of murdering Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos in May 2017.
Teixeira was present Tuesday morning as jurors were about to enter the courtroom to start their second day of deliberations. Before the jury came in, he broke into an expletive-laden rant against Assistant District Attorney John Pappas.
"Pappas, you better hope I never get out of jail," Teixeira said, before threatening Pappas and his wife.
Teixeira was then dragged from the courtroom.
In a statement, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said investigators from her office are interviewing court personnel and reviewing video of the incident, and will consider additional charges against Teixeira after the murder trial is over.
"The 300 employees in my office work tirelessly to make the communities in Suffolk County safe," Rollins said in the statement. "I will never stand idly by if the safety of my employees or our communities is threatened."
Teixiera has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder. Prosecutors allege he broke into Bolanos and Field's condo, tied them up, and slit their throats. Responding officers then exchanged gunfire with Teixeira, wounding him.
Last week, Pappas called Teixeira's defense's story of a love triangle between Teixeira and Bolanos "utterly absurd."