Tyler Tessier takes his own life in jail before trial begins

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STATEMENT FROM DEPT. OF CORRECTION:

“This morning inmate Tyler Tessier was woken up at 4:00 a.m. to prepare for court.  He took a shower until approximately 4:15 a.m.  He returned to his cell to dress and was observed there during the 4:36 a.m. round.  Breakfast was then served at 4:45 a.m.  During the next round at 4:55 a.m. he was discovered hanging in his cell.  He had tied a bedsheet around the edge of the top bunk and the other end around his neck.  The officer untied the end around the inmate’s neck and immediately began life-saving measures.  A medical emergency was called and medical staff responded to assist.  Medical assistance was provided until EMS arrived and took over life-saving measures at 5:13 a.m.  Inmate Tessier could not be revived and at 5:32 a.m. EMS terminated resuscitation.”


MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Murder suspect Tyler Tessier's murder trial, for the shooting death of his girlfriend Laura Wallen has been given a continuance because public defender Allen Wolfe argued that he is not prepared to go to trial due to the shear amount of discoveries he has to sift through. He argued the new discoveries were being presented and with limited resources from the public defender's office, going forward on the April ninth date as not in the best interest of his client.

Prosecutors Mary Herdman and Donna Fenton argued that the lack of preparation was done on purpose as they said emails and files were send, but no respond from the defense. Prosecutors played a jailhouse recording of Tessier and his father, where he made reference to the Las Vegas shooting saying, "When something more important happens, it puts me out of the public eye." He went on to say, "That is good for me."

The trial has been rescheduled for September fourth to September eighteenth, much to the dismay of prosecutors and Wellen's family, as they are anxious to conclude this ordeal, and bring justice for Laura.

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