It has been revealed that the boyfriend of the pregnant Maryland teacher who was found dead in a shallow grave, was engaged to another woman. On Wednesday, Tyler Tessier was arrested and charged with Laura Wallen’s murder.
According to the Associated Press, police are now saying that Tessier was engaged to another woman at the time of the award-winning teacher’s death. In fact, Tessier has allegedly already admitted that.
The Montgomery County State’s Attorney said Thursday that both women thought that their relationship with Tessier was exclusive. Prosecutors said Tessier was pretty much homeless, and that he lived at both women’s homes and the friend’s property where Wallen’s body was later found.
According to court documents, Wallen sent a text message to the other woman on August 28. It read, "It’s important that some things are cleared up and I would imagine that if you were in my position, you’d want some answers as well. By no means is this an attempt at confrontation, just looking for an explanation… woman to woman.”
Tessier also sent bizarre text messages using the teacher's identity to claim that he wasn't the father of her unborn baby, according to court documents.
“I am like 95 percent sure Tyler is not the father,” one of the texts said. Another read, “Tyler is never going to forgive me. If he tries to call you, please tell him he’s a great guy because I know I really hurt his feelings.”
In one text, Tessier said the Wallen’s previous boyfriend was the actual father of her baby, an arrest warrant released Thursday alleged, according to CBS News. But, that text message misspelled the former boyfriend's first name. The name was spelled “Antwan,” to describe someone named “Antoine.” That misspelling made police doubt that the text was from Wallen.
The high school social studies teacher, who was named Wilde Lake High’s Senior Class Teacher of the Year in 2016, was four-months pregnant when she died.
Earlier this week, Tessier was holding hands with Wallen’s mother at a press conference, while pleading for the safe return of his girlfriend. He even cried while giving a statement. An autopsy report has revealed that Wallen woman was shot in the back of the head, according to CBS Baltimore. Police believe it was Tessier who pulled the trigger, and they are now searching for the gun.
"It was a calculated decision made by detectives to have Tessier attend the event and speak," Montgomery County police Chief Thomas Manger said. "It was done with the approval and knowledge of the victim's family."
On September 2, Wallen chatted with her sister over text.
“Tyler has me on an adventure in the country. . . don’t know why I’m here but it’s for something,” the texts read.
When her sister asked where she was, Wallen told her she was “waiting in a field.” The social studies teacher then texted her sister a photo of a large field. Police say it’s the same field in Damascus, Maryland where her body was discovered in a shallow grave.
Laura Wallen's father, Mark Wallen called Tessier a monster and a liar on Thursday after Tessier’s bail hearing, the AP reports.
[Photo: Montgomery County Police Department, Facebook]