For years, Montgomery and Howard counties have had an informal agreement to investigate deaths that happen at the hands of each other’s police officers; now, they’ve made it official and hope it builds trust and transparency. “We know that there are certain segments of our community that do not think the criminal justice system is always fair to them,” said Montgomery County’s state’s attorney.
With a deadline looming, the parents of murdered high school teacher Laura Wallen are urging Maryland lawmakers to pass a bill that would protect pregnant women.
School officials reportedly waited for more than 12 hours to tell police about allegations of rape in the locker room, according to The Washington Post.
Tyler Tessier had five people he wanted to get in touch with before he killed himself last year, hours ahead of opening statements in his murder trial for the 2017 death of his pregnant girlfriend, Laura Wallen.
As part of an agreement with prosecutors, the 64-year-old entered a guilty plea to one count of sex abuse of a minor Monday in Montgomery County Court and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger and State’s Attorney John McCarthy said in a letter Friday there have been no such reports filed that would lead to the initiation of a criminal investigation.
During an afternoon news conference, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said that Thursday’s planned start of opening arguments in Tyler Tessier’s murder trial “would have been a reckoning.”
Prosecutors will seek life in prison with no chance of parole for a Maryland man — Tyler Tessier — charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend, Laura Wallen.
Jurors in the upcoming trial of the man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend will likely not be transported to the remote site where Laura Wallen was buried, a judge has ruled.
Tessier allegedly shot Wallen — a Howard County teacher — once in the head and buried her body in a remote area, accessible only by a 4-wheel-drive vehicle, according to prosecutors.
At a public meeting Tuesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Center, concerned members of the public questioned Police Chief Tom Manger and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy about the officer who shot and killed a man on June 11.
Tyler Tessier is charged with first-degree murder in the September 2017 death of Laura Wallen, a teacher in Howard County. Her body was found in a shallow grave in a Montgomery County field, a short distance from the home of a friend, where Tessier was staying.
A Burke, Virginia, man will soon make his way to a Maryland courtroom, charged with killing a contractor who prosecutors said he hired to tunnel under his family’s Bethesda home.
Protesters visited the Montgomery County courthouse on Monday to ask that the council reduce the number of restrictions on those eligible for legal aid in deportation cases.
Montgomery County’s top prosecutor said he has concerns and questions about the County Council’s proposal to spend $373,000 on legal aid to immigrants facing deportation.
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