Post Reply Man kills doctors in robbery, would have been deported before the murders if not for lenient judge
Posted 5/9/17 , edited 5/10/17
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/08/two-engaged-doctors-found-bound-and-slain-in-luxury-boston-penthouse-man-in-custody-after-shootout/
Bampumim Teixeira, a green card holder from Cape Verde, committed an armed bank robbery in 2014. This got him on a most wanted list for the state, yet he was able to continue living freely until he robbed a bank again in 2016 and was later arrested for it and identified as the suspect for the 2014 bank robbery.
Green card holders are deported if they are sentenced to a year or more. Seems like this guy going bye-bye would be a no brainer, right? Two bank robberies surely will net you at least a year in jail.

That's where kooky liberal Judge Lisa A. Grant comes in, she is known for granting bail to an accused rapist against the advice of the prosecutors. It ended with more victims under his belt.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/27/assault-made-arboretum-sex-assault-robbery/Lef4krqArGyPVRNyqEAXQI/story.html

She sentenced Teixeira to 9 months. Just a few months away from the minimum necessary to deport him. Its hardly a coincidence, Judge Grant has a history of being outspoken against minimum sentences and her liberal views. http://www.dotnews.com/2014/boston-municipal-court-nominees-background-rooted-defense-work

Fast forward to after his release from his short sentence. He broke into the apartment of two engaged anesthesiologists, apparently to rob them. He tied them, presumably at gun point. Then slit their throats and wrote some message on the wall in their blood before being hit multiple times in a shootout with police. He's currently in stable condition and plead 'not guilty' from a hospital bed.

Grant may as well have held the knife herself.
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That's fucked up. Keep him in America. Let the inmates sort him out.
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DAMN. they should do something to the judge lady.
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Posted 5/9/17

animeMii20 wrote:

DAMN. they should do something to the judge lady.


She definitely has blood on her hands. Two doctors. Wow.
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karatecowboy wrote:


animeMii20 wrote:

DAMN. they should do something to the judge lady.


She definitely has blood on her hands. Two doctors. Wow.


Where's the judicial accountability?

"Since 1780, Massachusetts judges have been appointed for life by the governor with the consent of the governor's council."
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Would rather judges be voted in like they are in Texas. No lifetime appointments. At least that way you have some power over them, so there's some semblance of accountability held.
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ssjwes1980 wrote:

Where's the judicial accountability?

"Since 1780, Massachusetts judges have been appointed for life by the governor with the consent of the governor's council."
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Would rather judges be voted in like they are in Texas. No lifetime appointments. At least that way you have some power over them, so there's some semblance of accountability held.


I did not know that. Blows my mind. No wonder Massachusetts is so authoritarian/collectivist.
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There have been extenuating circumstances to remove judges, but I believe the lifetime appointments are to prevent the exercise of the legislative and enforcing over judicial proceedings in a sort of official non allegiance. Not sure if it is a good thing though.

This seems like an incredible error on her part. While one cannot be expected to foresee every event that could happen with each action, this seems like an error that should not have happened.

I'd have to read more.
Posted 5/10/17
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/05/suspect_in_doctors_slayings_avoided_deportation_with_plea_deal_for

One more day in jail and that couple would be alive today. DA is running damage control saying anyone else would've got the same sentence. A google search would show that is not the case. Lowest prison time on the first page for google searching 'bank robber sentenced' is 3 years. Highest 37 years.
They were already undercharging him with two counts 'unarmed' bank robbery despite him threatening to shoot everyone in the building if there was no compliance. Those charges got bumped down to two counts of larceny.
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I know that the justice system is pretty lax in Massachusetts, but that judge really needs to get her head checked. This is the state where there is a law where those who die in prison before all of their appeals are heard are innocent. I didn't learn about that until the Aaron Hernandez case where he committed suicide and the consequences of that action is that the victim's family couldn't rightfully collect damages from him, although there's a chance they will get it through civil lawsuits. But in any case, there's just no excuse for this level of leniency for that guy who murdered somebody and landed on the most wanted list.
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why is it so hard to get people who are not citizens, who commit crimes OUT OF THE FUCKING COUNTRY


oh yea, bleeding hearts and liberals

sorry this one hits home for me personally , not the murder aspect but I myself have been a victim of immigrant crimes
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:

One more day in jail and that couple would be alive today. DA is running damage control saying anyone else would've got the same sentence. A google search would show that is not the case. Lowest prison time on the first page for google searching 'bank robber sentenced' is 3 years. Highest 37 years.
They were already undercharging him with two counts 'unarmed' bank robbery despite him threatening to shoot everyone in the building if there was no compliance. Those charges got bumped down to two counts of larceny.


You can't really base a solid objection based on a Google search when it comes down to how the courts decide things, man. Even in the article you had linked, you'll see that the prosecutor (District Attorney Dan Conley) and the defense (defending Teixeira) agreed on the plea deal. This is pretty much how these things go in a nutshell.

As an anecdotal example - the woman who killed my mother was originally charged with first-degree murder and illegal handgun possession (because she planned the murder, had stated her plans to friends and went through with it exactly as she had told them). By the time she was prosecuted, she was given 1 year for voluntary manslaughter and 13 years for illegal handgun possession (she's been out for about three years now).

Looking at the "bank robber sentenced" search will only show you a few cases where they were given higher sentences but doesn't show those that had obtained plea bargains/deals behind the scenes that lowered their actual serving sentence. In most courts in America, a plea deal means that the DA and the defense agreed on a sentence and charge. The judge can usurp this agreement but it's ridiculously uncommon.
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MysticGon wrote:

That's fucked up. Keep him in America. Let the inmates sort him out.



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