An independent review determined the Montgomery County jail where inmates Tyler Tessier and Thierry Nkusu each committed suicide in 2018 is hampered by outdated metal bunks, which make it easy for a person to hang themselves, and a configuration that reduces a guard’s ability to monitor inmates.
The parents of a murdered Howard County teacher are proud that Maryland lawmakers have passed a bill that adds protections for pregnant women. It places pregnant women in a protected class — similar to enhanced penalties for the murder of a police officer.
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.
After more than a year of legislative work and a vote in the Maryland Senate, the father of Laura Wallen — a pregnant teacher who was murdered in 2017 — is hopeful Maryland will take steps to protect pregnant women.
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.
Tyler Tessier committed suicide just hours before opening statements in his murder trial for the 2017 death of pregnant girlfriend Laura Wallen.
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.”
Tyler Tessier showered, was served breakfast, then hanged himself hours before opening statements in his murder trial for the 2017 death of pregnant girlfriend Laura Wallen. His body was found just before 5 a.m. in his cell at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg.
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.
Prosecutors want jurors to see the location where they say Tyler Tessier buried the body of his pregnant girlfriend, Laura Wallen. Meanwhile, the defense is looking to keep the jury from seeing a piece of information.
Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend in Howard County last year will be able to hear a statement that prosecutors say amounts to a confession — with one caveat.
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.
Tyler Tessier shot his pregnant girlfriend once in the head, because he was afraid he had buried Laura Wallen alive, according to prosecutors.
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