Man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend found dead in his cell

Tyler Tessier, who was accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, committed suicide in his cell the day the trial began.

Tyler Tessier, who was accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, committed suicide in his cell the day the trial began.

Tyler Tessier, who was accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, committed suicide in his cell the day the trial began.

The man from Maryland who was accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend committed suicide in his cell the day the trial began.

Tyler Tessier was found dead around 5:10 am Thursday, hours before the initial statements at his trial began.

The sources said that Tessier, 32, hung herself inside her cell at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Rockville, Maryland.

Tessier had been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Laura Wallen, who was 13 weeks pregnant with her son when he was shot in the back of the head.

Authorities said Tessier took Wallen to a rural farm in Damascus, where he shot him before burying his body.

His death comes after two days of jury selection. A jury was expected to sit at 9.30 a.m. Thursday, according to the WTOP.

The Montgomery County police will investigate your death.

Tessier had been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Laura Wallen (pictured), who was 13 weeks pregnant with her son when he was shot in the back of the head.

Tessier had been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Laura Wallen (pictured), who was 13 weeks pregnant with her son when he was shot in the back of the head.

Tessier had been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Laura Wallen (pictured), who was 13 weeks pregnant with her son when he was shot in the back of the head.

Wallen, a local high school teacher, was found dead in a shallow grave on September 13, 2017.

She had been reported missing by her family a week earlier, when the first day of school did not appear.

While Wallen had disappeared, Tessier had participated in an emotional press conference with his parents and had even held the hands of his devastated mother.

"Laura, if you're listening, it does not matter what happened, no matter what kind of problem, there's nothing we can not fix together," he told reporters.

"There are so many people, so many people who miss you, so many people who were away, who have not slept, we have not eaten, we are just looking or praying that you are safe."

Shortly before she was killed, Wallen had discovered that Tessier was engaged to another woman while he was in a relationship with her.

While Wallen had disappeared, Tessier had participated in an emotional press conference with his parents and had even held the hands of his devastated mother (pictured)

While Wallen had disappeared, Tessier had participated in an emotional press conference with his parents and had even held the hands of his devastated mother (pictured)

While Wallen had disappeared, Tessier had participated in an emotional press conference with his parents and had even held the hands of his devastated mother (pictured)

Shortly before she was killed, Wallen had discovered that Tessier was engaged to another woman while he was in a relationship with her.

Shortly before she was killed, Wallen had discovered that Tessier was engaged to another woman while he was in a relationship with her.

Shortly before she was killed, Wallen had discovered that Tessier was engaged to another woman while he was in a relationship with her.

Wallen's family revealed that Tessier had even asked his father for marriage, even though he was already engaged.

On August 28, a week before his death, Wallen sent a text message to the other woman asking if they could meet for an explanation.

The night of his death, Wallen sent a text message to his sister saying that Tessier was taking her to a farm for "an adventure".

The night of his death, Wallen sent a text message to his sister saying that Tessier was taking her to a farm for "an adventure".

The night of his death, Wallen sent a text message to his sister saying that Tessier was taking her to a farm for "an adventure".

"It is important that some things are clarified and I imagine that if you were in my position, you would also want some answers," the message read.

"In no way is this an attempt at confrontation, just looking for an explanation, from woman to woman."

On September 2, Wallen and Tessier went together to a grocery store near their home. Then he went voluntarily with him to a rural property.

He sent a picture of the farm to his sister in a text message, writing: "Tyler has me on an adventure in the field, I'm not sure why, but it's about something." Waiting in a field.

His body was discovered later in the same field that was in the image.

Montgomery County prosecutors said Tessier repeatedly changed his story about what happened to Wallen.

First, he claimed that they had a discussion at his home on September 4 that ended in his "hysterical crying."

Later, Tessier claimed that the couple had been abducted by African-American men who forced them to drive to a paddock where they shot Wallen, according to the WTOP.

She then told the police that Wallen had asked her to help her disappear.

Montgomery County prosecutors said Tessier repeatedly changed his story about what happened to Wallen, including alleging that they were abducted by African-American men

Montgomery County prosecutors said Tessier repeatedly changed his story about what happened to Wallen, including alleging that they were abducted by African-American men

Montgomery County prosecutors said Tessier repeatedly changed his story about what happened to Wallen, including alleging that they were abducted by African-American men

Tessier, 32, hung herself inside her cell at the Montgomery County Correctional Center (pictured) in Rockville, Maryland.

Tessier, 32, hung herself inside her cell at the Montgomery County Correctional Center (pictured) in Rockville, Maryland.

Tessier, 32, hung herself inside her cell at the Montgomery County Correctional Center (pictured) in Rockville, Maryland.

Tessier claimed that she told him that she was four months pregnant with another man's daughter and that she was afraid of losing her job as a teacher.

He told the police that she had asked him to give her a "day" to "fix things" and tell a man named "Antoine". that he was the father.

The day after Wallen disappeared, her sister received text messages from her phone saying that Tessier was not the father of the baby, but that a man named Antwan & # 39; Yes it was.

CHRONOLOGY OF THE DEATH AND DISAPPEARANCE OF LAURA WALLEN

August 28, 2017: Laura sent a text message to the other woman with whom Tessier was engaged to ask her to meet

September 1, 2017: Last sighting by the family

September 2, 2017: Last view of Wallen I live in Safeway buying products with Tessier

He later sends a text message to his family telling him that he is "on the go" with him and that he has her "waiting in a field".

September 4, 2017: Wallen's sister receives text messages from her phone saying that Tessier is not the father of the baby

Your sister reports missing

September 5, 2017: Wallen does not show up for class. Tessier is taken to interrogate

September 7, 2017: The employees of the apartment complex call the police to inform them that they found their driver's license in a garbage container

September 11, 2017: Tessier participates in an emotional press conference with the parents of his girlfriend

September 13, 2017: Tessier is charged with murder after police find Wallen's body in the field where she sent a text message to her sister

September 6, 2018: Tessier is found dead in his cell of apparent suicide the day his trial is scheduled to begin

"I'm 95% sure that Tyler is not the father," said one. I'm probably going to lose my job because of this. If he tries to call you, please tell him he's a great guy because I know he really hurt his feelings.

The police have determined that Tessier wrote those messages to try to divert the suspicion of himself towards one of Wallen's ex-boyfriends, Antoine Broadnax, whom he had not seen in years.

Tessier admitted to the police that she drove her car and disposed of her license plate and cell phone.

The car was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Columbus. The front registration plate had been removed and was resting on a space.

The resort staff also found their driver's license in a dumpster there. His cell phone was thrown next to him.

Later, Tessier admitted to having quarreled with Wallen and claims that he hit his head with a wooden pole on the porch after attacking him with scissors.

Prosecutors said Tessier believed Wallen had died and buried her in a shallow grave in a field.

He told investigators that he later worried that she was not dead and that he had buried her alive, so he shot her once in the back of her head so she would not suffer.

The results of Wallen's autopsy showed that he suffered a bullet wound in the back of the head.

In addition to the murder, Tessier was also charged with obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence and false statements.

Tessier only received a homicide charge due to Maryland law, which states that the child must be viable outside the womb.

The prosecutors intended to seek life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

The Montgomery County police suspected Tessier from the start, but had him participate in the family press conference so they could examine his behavior.

"He's a monster and he's a liar, and it was absolutely the hardest thing my wife could do," Wallen's father said after they arrested Tessier.

"I had to hold her hand with both hands because I was shaking so much."

Family members said that Wallen was excited about her pregnancy, even hanging a photo of her ecogram in the refrigerator. She was expecting a baby.

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