Tyler Tessier scheduled to appear in court for pretrial hearing

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WMAR) - It's been six months since a pregnant Howard County teacher was murdered, and on Friday the man charged with killing her is due in court.

At the pre-trial hearing we're expecting to hear something Tyler Tessier said regarding his girlfriend's death. Tessier was arrested last September, and is accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the back of the head.

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You may remember seeing him at a press conference standing with Wallen's parents pleading for her safe return, a couple days later Tessier was arrested. 

Wallen taught social studies at Wilde Lake High School and students flooded social media with comments of how much they loved her, and they even organized search parties for her after her SUV was found near the Columbia Mall.

Everyone heartbroken when she was found in a shallow grave in rural Damascus.

Tessier faces life without parole, and the hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. in Rockville.

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