Somersworth Woman Accused of Murder Set to Be Arraigned Wednesday
A tragic turn of events unfolded on May 1st when a loving, caring, and selfless woman, 50-year-old Lisa Rocheleau, was shot in the head while working at the Professional Arts Building on Winter Street in Rochester.
Unfortunately, ten days later, she succumbed to her injuries at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
The suspect, 65-year-old Haydee Rivera-Nadeau, was apprehended in North Carolina just two days after the shooting took place.
Initially charged with attempted murder, the charge has now been upgraded to second-degree murder following the completion of the state’s autopsy, which confirmed the victim’s passing.
The autopsy results revealed that Lisa Rocheleau’s cause of death was a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was determined to be a homicide, according to court documents.
Prior to the tragic incident, Rocheleau had recently ended her relationship with the accused.
However, investigators discovered through examination of the victim’s phone that she had started a new relationship.
It is believed that Rivera-Nadeau learned about this and confronted Rocheleau.
Court records indicate that the victim’s family members informed the police that Rivera-Nadeau had a history of physical and verbal violence during their time together.
Currently, Haydee Rivera-Nadeau is being held without bail, and she is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.
The community mourns the loss of Lisa Rocheleau, remembering her as a compassionate and kind-hearted individual.
The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that can arise from domestic disputes.