New trial date set for Tyler Tessier

Posted at 12:14 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 18:54:40-05

A pre-trial hearing is underway in Rockville for Tyler Tessier.  A new trial date is being set.

Tessier is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend, Laura Wallen, in September of 2017.

In Friday’s hearing audio from a jail phone call between Tyler Tessier and his father was played. 

ABC2 News Cassie Carlisle is in the courtroom where the recorded conversation talks about how going slow on the trial “is everyone’s advantage right now”.               

Laura Wallen, a popular teacher at Wilde Lake High School was 13 weeks pregnant when police say Tessier shot her and buried her at a property in Montgomery County.  There was an area wide search for her after she disappeared September 4th. Her body was found September 13th.