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Prosecutors Will Not Charge Tessier With Murder of Unborn Child

After Thursday’s afternoon’s announcement of a Grand Jury indictment of murder against Tyler Tessier in connection with the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Howard County high school teacher, Laura Wallen. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy addressed the media on Friday morning and explained that there would be no second count of murder for the death of the unborn child.

Tyler Tessier, 33, a resident of Damascus, was indicted on one count of murder in the death of Laura Elizabeth Wallen, age 31, a resident of Olney. The victim was four-months pregnant. He is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg.