Bay State man charged with murder of Lewiston woman

BOSTON, Mass. — A Dorchester man was indicted Tuesday, accused of shooting two Lewiston residents in the head last summer, killing one and leaving the other near death.

Erica Field's Lewiston High School yearbook photo.

Amos "Ace" Don, 24, is charged with first-degree murder for the Aug. 25, 2009, slaying of Erica Field, 29, who was found dead in a car next to her boyfriend, who had also been shot.

Don is also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to murder for the shooting of Field’s boyfriend, Shameek Garcia, now 32.

Don additionally was indicted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm for the handgun he allegedly used in what police described as a drug deal gone wrong.

Field and Garcia were shot inside a rented car in a Norwell Street truck storage lot, according to a press release issued by District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Field, who worked at a hamburger stand in Lewiston, died at the scene. Garcia was left in critical condition, requiring several weeks of hospitalization.

In the months following the shootings, Boston police worked closely with their counterparts in Lewiston. Police said Don had traveled several times between the two cities, before and after the shootings.

On Sept. 29, more than a month after Field was killed, Don was arrested at 977 Lisbon St. and charged with drug trafficking. By then, investigators had begun to suspect him in the slaying, and had begun to monitor his movements.

Lewiston police officers Derek St. Laurent and Carly Conley were assigned to the team of investigators working on the case.

Don was released from the Androscoggin County Jail on the trafficking charge. However, he was arrested a short time later in the Portland area.

With Don in jail, police continued to put together their case against him.

In Massachusetts this week, Conley hailed the efforts of Suffolk prosecutors, Boston Police homicide detectives and members of the Lewiston Police Department since the night of the homicide.

“Investigators here in Boston and in the victims’ hometown committed themselves to a thorough, exhaustive investigation,” Conley said. “A shared effort across jurisdictional lines brought us to this point, developing evidence strong enough to support our burden of proof.”

Prosecutors say that Don and Garcia, accompanied by Field, traveled to Boston on Aug. 25 to obtain drugs for sale in the Lewiston area. Instead, Don allegedly directed them to the Dorchester lot and shot them both in the head.

“This case is about the assailant’s actions, not the victims’ choices in life,” Conley said. “No one deserves to be gunned down in cold blood and left to die in a parking lot far from home.”

If convicted of the murder charge, Don faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, Conley said.

Two months after the incident, Don was arrested on an unrelated federal gun charge. He has since pleaded guilty to that offense and awaits sentencing in U.S. District Court in Maine. His arraignment on the Boston charges, on which additional details are expected to emerge, has not yet been scheduled.

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So Erica &  Shameek were in a

So Erica &  Shameek were in a known drug infested area at that time of night looking for a Church so that they could pray? You deal in drugs you become the victim of  other thugs like yourself.

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So thankful that this man

So thankful that this man will pay for his crimes. IF any of you knew Erica you would know that she was a victim in this whole thing. Ya she made a choice to be around drugs (alot of people do btw most of the people you pay to see in movies or the people you listen to on your mp3 player just for example)  but you know what that doesn't define a person or give anyone the right to shoot you EVER!!  RIP Erica miss you sweetie!!

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BUT....These two (Garcia &

BUT....These two (Garcia & Field) were in the wrong place at the wrong time. IE: DRUG DEAL GONE BAD. Sorry, you play the game you find the fame. A few more off the streets.

hope you're caught at the

hope you're caught at the wrong place at the wrong time....

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mimil, I was in the wrong

mimil, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time a while back. I was in Lewiston and needed to use a bathroom. I could not for the life of me find a clean one in the whole town. 

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Who cares how this POS is?

Who cares how this POS is?

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I did not to use your phrase

I did not to use your phrase "wish someone dead" and I do not know the accused. I was merely expressing my opinion, people have choices to make in their lives, when they continually choose the wrong path they must face the consequences.

well hidden dragon, you sound

well hidden dragon, you sound like you could be in the same category as this scumbag're all over this; defending a loser, and no better than him..too many of you in this world.. 

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You're right...

Life in jail is too good for this scumbag who robbed a little girl of her mother!  I hope this can help bring closure for her family.  RIP Erica...

I agree with is too

I agree with is too easy for this loser....get rid of him and save the taxpayers some money..he obviously has no regard for life, so take his!!!!

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Truth be known, he probably

Truth be known, he probably did the girl a favor.

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life in jail is too good....a

life in jail is too good....a firing squad with a small caliber  gun until dead..starting with his toes and working up his body


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