Montgomery County prosecutors will not charge Tyler Tessier for the death of his girlfriend Laura Wallen's fetus.
Tyler Tessier, 32, was indicted on one count of murder in the death of Laura Wallen, prosecutors said Thursday. After the hearing, McCarthy said that in order to charge Tessier with murdering Wallen's unborn fetus, Maryland law states he would have to prove that it was "viable" and able to survive on its own.
"A medical team established at the time of Ms. Wallen's murder the child was fourteen weeks old".
Police say Tessier, who is believed to be the father of the child, drove Wallen to a secluded area in Damascus and shot her in the back of her head.
Public defender Allen Wolf told The Washington Post that Tessier is innocent and "cared deeply" about Wallen.
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Tessier was engaged to another woman at the time of Wallen's death, according to charging documents.
McCarthy did not answer questions about a possible motive for the killing and said he could not address anything about "testings and findings" until the case goes to trial. Days before her death, Wallen texted the other woman, asking to meet, the documents say.
"Her child was autopsied, "McCarthy said". Tessier was later arrested after her remains were found. Wallen sent a text to her best friend saying that Tessier had taken her to a field and she didn't know why.
Wallen's sister reported her missing on the evening of Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4.
Tessier allegedly took Wallen to a field in Damascus and shot her in the back of the head on September 3, according to charging documents.
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