The prosecution and defense will this week be addressing the jury in the Rodman Moses Lewis murder trial which has been going on now for over five weeks at the High Court in Roseau.
Lewis is accused of brutally murdering his son’s mother Tricia Riviere on November 3, 2015 in Stock Farm.
Investigating Officer Sargent Chaucer James on arrival at the crime scene he met the accused sitting in the house looking “depressed.”
The kitchen had what appeared to be blood all over and a body of Tricia Riviere on the floor. In an interview with the police the accused stated that he struck her and she was unconscious and then he took a gas cylinder and struck her with it.
“I kicked her and she feel near the cylinder, gave her a few hits then grabbed the cylinder and hit her a blow with it and saw blood pitched,” he said.
Speaking from the prisoner’s dock, Lewis said that he was not the killer of Tricia and is not a murderer.
“I am not the murderer, nor am I the killer, I work with non-profit organizations helping the youth and less fortunate…I was employed at the Dominica State Prison as a Prison Officer, was also a member of the PTA where my son attended school, I am not a murderer and did not murder Tricia Riviere,” he said.
He also told the court that he has done various community projects and heard many calypsos and a man killing a woman with a gas cylinder.
His case is conducted by Anthony Commodore while the State’s case is led by the State Attorney in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Sherma Dyrample.
High court Judge Wynante Adrien Roberts is presiding over the matter.