Prosecutors in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office are determining whether a 33-year-old Damascus man charged with killing his girlfriend Labor Day weekend can also be charged with killing the woman’s unborn child.
Olney resident Laura Elizabeth Wallen, 31, was four months pregnant when she was killed, family members said. The Damascus man accused of her murder, Tyler Tessier, 33, is believed to be the father.
Montgomery County Police charged Tessier Sept. 13 with the first-degree murder of Wallen. If Tessier is found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. However, the Montgomery County state prosecutor's office has not ruled out requesting a sentence that would allow for consideration of parole.
"We have not made that decision yet," Korionoff said.