Dorchester woman charged in fatal stabbing of 73-year-old man

A Dorchester woman is facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a 73-year-old man inside his apartment in August, authorities said today.

Angeliea Brown, 33, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on one count of murder in the death of Winston Fields. Judge Pamela Dashiell granted a request by prosecutors to hold Brown without bail, the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office said.

Video surveillance shows Brown entering Fields’ apartment on Washington Street a day before he was last seen, prosecutors said. The footage shows Brown exit the building early on Aug. 8 and return later in the day.

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She remained there until the afternoon of Aug. 9 —the last time Fields was seen alive — when she was seen leaving with a red purse at about 4:20 p.m.

Prosecutors believe Brown and Fields used drugs together inside the apartment.

Two days later, on Aug. 11., Boston police arrested Brown on the gymnasium steps of the Bryant School of Mathematics & Science in Roxbury after an alarm was triggered there, prosecutors said.

Officers recovered the red purse seen in surveillance video, which was discovered to contain several bags of heroin, amphetamine pill fragments, and several clear empty plastic bags.

Brown handed over the materials to police and was arrested, prosecutors said.

She was charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute in a school park zone, possession of a Class B substance, conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws, and trespassing, prosecutors said.

Three days after this incident, on Aug. 14, Fields’ body was found with 12 stab wounds to the neck and head. Investigators later discovered blood on some of Brown’s personal property found at the time of her arrest, prosecutors said.

Brown will return to court on Oct. 24 for a probable cause hearing.