March 14, 2013

Boston man goes to trial in death of Maine woman

The Associated Press

BOSTON — Jury selection in the trial of a Boston man charged with the drug-related killing of a Maine woman is under way.

Prosecutors say opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of Amos "Ace" Don could start as soon as Thursday.

Don is charged with shooting 29-year-old Erica Field of Lewiston, Maine, in the head in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood in August 2009.

Authorities have said that the 27-year-old Don was a cocaine and heroin dealer who enlisted Field's boyfriend as a dealer for the Lewiston area. Prosecutors say Don sat in the back seat of a car and shot Field and her boyfriend in the head as retribution for the theft of some drugs. The boyfriend survived.

Don's lawyer has said his client maintains his innocence.

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