Prison officer charged with murder of girlfriend

Lewis has been formally charged with murder
Lewis has been formally charged with murder. Photo: Facebook

Prison officer, Rodman Moses Lewis, of 35 Solomon Lane Goodwill, has been formally changed with the murder of his girlfriend, Triscia Riviere, on November 3rd 2015.

He appeared before Chief Magistrate, Candia Carette George, and the charge was read to him.

He was not required to plea since the matter is an indictable offense.

Lewis was remanded in custody.

He is represented by lawyer Anthony Commodore.

Disclosure is set for January 31, 2016 and preliminary inquiry is set for March 18, 2016.

The police reported that they responded to a report of domestic dispute about 4.50 pm on November 3 in the community in the community of Stockfarm.

Upon arrival, Riviere was met bleeding from serious injuries.

“She was taken to the accident and Emergency of the Princess Margaret Hospital where she was examined by a medical doctor and officially pronounced dead,” Police PRO, Sergeant Pelham Jno Baptiste reported.

It is reported that Lewis has been with his girlfriend for over six years and the couple has a young child.

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  1. syncronize
    November 9, 2015

    What a sorry state of affairs. Mr. too too wicked. I cannot understand how a person could loose total self-control and don’t think before he murdered the poor young woman whom you lay down with and have a young baby? Wicked soul am not feeling sorry for him.

  2. gwan granbay
    November 9, 2015

    It’s a very sad situation … Since when did love become a battle. A real man never raise his hands on a woman. Simple because they know the struggle n pain a woman goes through to raise a child. But ladies let us not forget to keep our heads up n stand in solidarity with others who are victims

  3. disappointed
    November 8, 2015

    DN u all did not post my comment. Its ok. I know that women are the footstool in Dominica. The value of a woman means nothing to. Dominican men. A man from Dominica can drag, push, beat and kill a woman and its a big joke. Someone said their spouse fought with them they went to the cops they said they dont take part in domestic violence. It is a very sad situation right now. What could hv cause some to hurt another human being that they said they loved. It hurts. I dont thing that was love. I think that was pure selfishness on his part. How could he kill this beautiful young lady. My advice to all young ladies if a man he u or treats u once. Get out and get help to save your soul. DNO you dont hv to post my comment its ok. Peace is what I want not war. STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN DOMINICA . DOMINICAN WOMEN DEMAND MORE RESPECT. I AM CALLING FOR OUR LEADERS TO PASS LAWS THAT WILL STOP DOMESTIC . VIOLENCE. THKS.

    • Unbiased
      November 10, 2015

      No wonder they didn’t post ya comment . this is from a pure sexist individual.please grow up. Domestic violence is not just man abusing woman . it’s about people in relationship abusing each other.
      Do u know the amount of men today who won’t dare to venture to report violence against them?. This number far outreaches the amount of women I’m sure.
      There is no reason for people to fight. No reason to kill.

      Stop upsetting people with your sexist input.

      We are in 2015 . gender neutrality . thank you

  4. Erickson
    November 7, 2015

    Tragedies like these don’t just happen overnight; they are usually the culmination of years cyclical abuse.
    Gentlemen (usually the perpetrators), there is absolutely no excuse for abuse of any kind. Real men don’t hit their women–let alone kill them. Be a real man!
    Ladies (usually the victims), listen to the wisdom of your parents and other concerned adults. Never ignore the early warning signs of abuse and violence. In case you missed them and got settled into the relationship, don’t stay, hoping the situation will correct itself. Get out.

  5. boom boom bang bang
    November 7, 2015

    If he do that to his girlfriend, can you imagine what he was doing to the prisoners?

  6. mine
    November 7, 2015

    Well if he was mean to the prisoners as a prison officer I feel sorry for him in stock farm.

  7. COCK
    November 7, 2015


    • Weh!
      November 9, 2015

      But what exactly are you saying?

  8. November 7, 2015

    Ugly face and bad character he will get what he deserves. Thou shall not kill.

  9. blue starline
    November 7, 2015

    :mrgreen: I as a woman really cannot understand y man want to do and before a woman do the6 vex .u know wat I need them stupuid jealousy men to know if u dont have any use for ur freaking hand cut them out go ask doctor paul to help u maco suet

  10. Thinker
    November 7, 2015

    This is very sad…he is a Prison Officer she should have had training to control his anger…one can only think how he treated prisoners entrusted to his care….

  11. Adrianne Laurent
    November 7, 2015

    As I rise to another day I thank the almighty I am alive. Sympathy goes out to you Megan and phaly. My prayers are with you. May triscia RIP. Rodman will face what Jehovah have planned for him. This angers me every time I hear of situations like this. No matter what the problem was there was no reason to kill the girl.

  12. metroboy
    November 7, 2015

    there should be no wast of time with this guy,this is why they must never abolish hanging so these cowards will learn a lesson..this is not love no matter what a woman has done to you..walk away..he had no love for the woman nor his child..i am a man but too long women have been a child i witnessed my mom being beaten by a man who was her husband and he got away with it. mom rip.

  13. The Real Facts
    November 6, 2015

    I wonder how he feels now, a prison officer is now in prison. I expect he will eventually be a prisoner for some years.
    One would think that he should have known better and think twice prior to as much as putting his hand on her. It appears he beat her up so badly that it did not take too long for her to die. So you meant to kill her?
    Note all what he lost including his stable, government job forever.
    Man, you made a grave mistake which is irreparable all around. Through this, you have lost much. Shed tears for what you did. Your girlfriend had a baby. Why did you not think of that? Where were your heart and common sense? For as long as you live, you will regret it and be haunted by it.
    In fact, if you see the child who, one day will be older, he will be a constant reminder of what you did to his mother. When he finds out the manner in which his mother died, what will he think and say? I could not visualize you ever being happy and peaceful.

  14. Jazz
    November 6, 2015

    A sad sad situation .that is why there will always be evil. If the family take action then what. Dominica have no justice.

  15. derp
    November 6, 2015

    I waiting for Tesla Motors

  16. hurting
    November 6, 2015

    May her she rest in peace. I am praying for the family. The first time that coward put his hand on her she should have cut it. He is an abuser. He would have never put his hand on her again. Why that ZORO did not kill himself. He knew what he was doing. DNO why did u all put mr picture smiling. I believe thats not the first time its a habit. He is so evil and selfish. I though of that all day. Only a coward and a ZORO will do something like that. One of you have the heart to say what did she do. Whatever she did dont give that ZORO. The right to touch her neither to take life. Take take that ZORO PICTURE OUT OF THERE GRINNING Llike an idiot. I am hurting for her and all women.

  17. 4-cars
    November 6, 2015

    He’ll be ok. Dominica is bail country.

  18. mine
    November 6, 2015

    I’m wondering what drove him to kill the person’s child. I am very sorry and sadden for her family loss. I am for sure he is asking himself many questions in stockfarm but the damage his been done. Many times we are sleeping with te enemy before something bad happens.

  19. preacher
    November 6, 2015

    Any man who bets a woman is a beast
    Women should be love ,if you cannot live with her pack your bags and leave
    some men take pleasure in doing harm to women

  20. bloody Dominica
    November 6, 2015

    bail he will be bail in the near future this is Dominica under the administration no law

  21. Watchtower
    November 6, 2015

    Another prison officer was beating his wife in public in Canefield one night a few weeks ago when an ex police had to stand up to him and told him that he will not continue the act in his presence. He try to turn on the xpolice but he met his match and walked away. What dey giving them prison officers to eat non?.

    My sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased and accused

    • Iamanidiot
      November 9, 2015

      From what I understand, the prison officer (some of them ) act very very hostile and “animalistic” towards the prisoners. So i guess he forgot where he was and he beat her like he would beat a man.

  22. November 6, 2015

    If a man cannot control his anger towards his own wife or girl friend ,because a woman is the weaker party physically he will always be a violent man,,i can imagine his attitude towards the prisoners at the prison when he was on duty…hope justice will be well serve for this young lady and a prison guard will know that police or prison guards can always become prisoners one day or the other like every one else…

  23. SMH
    November 6, 2015

    Honestly, I cannot judge him or her. She did not deserve this in any form or fashion.

    I know him briefly from his volunteer work to bring relief to residence of the South with the Red Cross during Erika.

    I know her through her brother Danny as an easy going person.

    Real sorry for both families. It is indeed a mess with their son going to grow p with mixed emotions and what ever story will be told him as he grows up

  24. the watchman
    November 6, 2015

    Proverbs 29:11
    A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under contro

  25. glasshouse
    November 6, 2015

    Mr. Steriods made his bed and he will lie in it. I feel no sympathy for him or anyone who tries to justify his anger. Beautiful lady, as you say he will be set free by a jury, its possible, however he will never be set free totally because he will be haunted by his consience and the sight of his young 3 year old son for the rest of his life. I do believe in the justice system to a certain extent and i do believe he will be punished. Ironic isn’t it, there he WAS ordering prisoners around, tables have turned, he is now a prisoner and will told what to when to do it and how to do it. Who the hell this young man believe he is!!!! VENGENCE IS MINE!!!!!! Says Yahweh!!!!!! LETS ALL LEAVE HIM IN THE HANDS OF THE FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HE ALLOWED SATAN TO TAKE OVER HIM. TO THE MOTHERS OF THE WORLD INCLUDING ME, LETS ALL PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN ESPECIALLY OUR SONS, WHOM WE NEED AS GOOD…

    • November 6, 2015

      The victim and her son were also his prisoners. I LOVE YOU/I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU, means NOTHING to beasts. DOMESTIC ABUSE, CHILD ABUSE, ABUSE of any kind is on the rise. This person has no conscience. I think he had been abusing the victim for a very long time, this time it got the best of him.

    • Dr. K
      November 9, 2015

      U c in this prison system they not goin to boss him around cuz he was a prison officer. They will hav him like a king up der.

      • TeteMorne I from...
        November 11, 2015

        Not necessarily, Dr. K. He broke the rule and is now a criminal like any other person. I do not believe that they will show favor up there. Time will tell..

  26. the watchman
    November 6, 2015

    New International Version
    Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,
    proverbs 22:24

    • The Real Facts
      November 6, 2015

      Do you know the words of the Desiderata? Everyone could learn a lesson from them.
      A few of the words: Go placidly amidst the noise and haste and remember what peace there is in silence. . . . Be on good terms with all people and listen to others. Even the dull and ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive people. They are vexatious to the spirit. . .”
      I just remembered, some years ago a friend gave me a few oldies tapes. One of them has the Desiderata song. It is beautiful.
      Someone left a small plaque in Church among other articles (people do that when they feel they do not want them, including pictures and statues (replica) of especially Our Lord). I do think they once belonged to their departed relatives or some of them went to nursing homes. I took the plaque which has a shorter version of the Desiderata. It states it is the original.
      This man should have been given the Desiderata to read. He probably would not be in this situation.

  27. ZUMA
    November 6, 2015

    I will not stand one bit for a man beating on a woman and a woman beating on a man. if there is no mutual understanding with discussions turning into boxing matches well caroline take your bundle and go and also carl.. move quicker than quick silver. its a situation which will definitely escalate. Typical black man syndrome very .. little education on respect and very very low self esteem… may her soul r.i.p

    • The Real Facts
      November 6, 2015

      It is abuse; violence. This is why the Law was established in progressive countries. The situation was getting out of hand. Both men and women have a certain degree of protection.
      Some people could provoke others which could cause them to retaliate in this manner. Insulting and derogatory words do sting. One of the statements I have is: “Words are like atom bombs. Be careful how you use them.”
      There is no excuse for hitting and beating anyone as if they are like old clothes. You know when people would wash their clothes at the river. :lol: People must learn to curb their anger and temper and have respect for others. Some of them need to take relevant counseling. Even though some may appear to be beyond learning, it is never too old to learn that.
      Having stated that, :) Mother Angelica, Foundress of EWTN – Eternal Word Television Network – stated, “You cannot go to Heaven angry and with a bad temper. You have to change.” Figure that out. :)

  28. Jejep
    November 6, 2015

    Move on past the PI process for Christ sakes. This is purely Waste of resources and time. Sufficiency Hearing is the way to go.

  29. Stockfarm resident
    November 6, 2015

    something is amiss here. I was standing nearby the victims house and I never saw the ambulance come. What I did see was a doctor and then lynhurst. So I want to know why they are saying she was brought to the emergency ward at the hospital . Because we were nearby the house and although we made numerous calls for an ambulance , the ambulance never came. Needless to say this was a henous crime and I hope he gets as stiff a sentence as possible.

    • November 6, 2015

      I don’t think it matters who/what came and who/what didn’t come. The young lady is dead, her son is without his mother. The accused, the whatchamacallit that inflicted the injuries resulting in her death MUST be PUNISHED.

    • Iamanidiot
      November 6, 2015

      Do you think she could have been saved if she was brought to the hospital?

    • The Real Facts
      November 6, 2015

      So they did not leave together? Even though they were together for six years, he could have been trespassing.
      Some people do not know how to get a restraining order to prevent the other party from having anything to do with them. Now, this might work for some but not for all for some people disobey the Law and could harm the other Party. Nevertheless, if their relationship was not up to par, she could have done that. Did she know this could be done?
      Nationals must know their rights. If they do not know it, they must be informed by the authorities, hopefully for their protection.

      • Francisco Telemaque
        November 10, 2015

        “So they did not leave together?”(Facts).

        Facts, what is the difference in the word “leave” and the word “live.”

        You know someone last month erred; you said the person coined a new word, I viewed it as an error. So, can you define the word leave, and live to see if we can arrive at two different definition!

        I know the diference, but I doh talking eh; I doh going an say nufing; I do not know how me mudam the twelve year old teacher has not yet caught that oui!

  30. beautiful Lady
    November 6, 2015

    He will be set free and walking the streets once again, while the young lady is gone never to return

    • matter
      November 6, 2015

      facts so d country rolling

      • The Real Facts
        November 6, 2015

        We hope not. Those who murder, whether it is premeditated or not should not be out on bail. That is My Law! :lol: No joking really! They snuffed out a person’s life, they do not deserve to be out and walking the streets.

    • November 6, 2015

      This is dominica .

    • November 6, 2015

      Hopefully, if/when that happens, he NEVER get to see that child and the female crazy enough to accept him will deserve what’s coming to her.

    • The Real Facts
      November 6, 2015

      I would not make this statement. Wait and see.
      He murdered the women at her home (?) She was not at his home. You must think of this and not be negative.
      I would think that he might be granted bail. Women should fear him.
      I would not be surprised if he has other girlfriends; not one but more. Such men are highly possessive and demanding and the women dare not say anything to them. They could stand the chance of being beaten up and more. They want all the women but the women cannot have a boyfriend and not even look at a man or speak to one, they get jealous and more. . ..
      This murder should serve as a lesson to women. It should also serve as a lesson to men to curb their anger and temper. Do not let these ungodly virtues get away with them for they could be disastrous.
      The poor young woman has lost her life. It is so sad. He deprived her of her life. RIP.

    • Public enemy
      November 7, 2015

      :wink: I can assure there are people waiting for that day to come…he can run but not forever

  31. IamanIdiot
    November 6, 2015

    I am having a very hard time figuring out what the motive is.

    • Jane Doe
      November 6, 2015

      An abuser in a domestic situation does not need a motive. It is just pure insecurity most of the time.

      • Concerned
        November 7, 2015

        Correction — the abuser in a domestic violence case is ALWAYS an insecure person. Women should note that insecurity early and stay away from such men.

    • November 6, 2015

      There’s NO motive for such crimes. Why didn’t he just walk away or STOP at some point.

    • TeteMorne I from...
      November 11, 2015

      You should, It is for the COPS to figure out, Just saying…

  32. BEB
    November 6, 2015

    Now the same prisoners he was locking up, he has to be in the same room with them. That was a senseless killing, he could have walked away, there are so many fishes in the sea,now he is sitting in his cell,feeling regrettable for his actions.

  33. Erika
    November 6, 2015

    Don’t get into a relationship if u dont really love the person and to the ladies don’t shack up with a man unless he marries u,,

  34. Poor Us
    November 6, 2015

    some men are so abusive, sometimes is not nothing the girl do maybe supper he come and look for and he didn’t get and heat the girl with the cylinder , God be with you..I pray she Haunts your soul to your last breath!

  35. November 6, 2015

    I don’t care what she did to him no reason to kill her . She’s somebody’s child. To the family am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.

  36. ami
    November 6, 2015

    Just have to leave Mister for Jah Jah trust me because what u want to do mister , imagination cannot finish. Jah Jah have it for you my boy.

  37. my padna tht we yes lord why
    November 6, 2015


  38. blessed
    November 6, 2015

    Men and violencr on women is in the rise. Women please take a stand against violence. Dont even make a man slap uou in a form of a joke because it will become a habit.

    • my head on
      November 7, 2015

      As a young man living in that same community with two girls children i have been asking for woman to take a stand for so long in Dominica. In this D.L.P Government we have so many woman for the first time at the TOP i would think that we put them in there to look for our young woman but all of them full of ( S ) all they after is more money but ill keep praying for the young woman in D/a one day they will stand up and will get the help they need from a new set of woman that have the love for our Ladys in that PLACE CALL DOMINICA love gos out to this young lady family and friends

      • mine
        November 8, 2015

        Whyblame women in politic for this guy’s action. I she was in an abusive relation she put on her running shoes and run

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