Luc Tieman, a former Marine, was recently sentenced to 55 years in prison for murdering his wife in 2016 to pursue a relationship with a woman he met only. The Afghanistan vet told the authorities that his wife died of an overdose, but the autopsy ruled the woman’s death as a homicide.
Afghanistan Vet Interred Wife, Places Peculiar Objects in Grave
On 11th of May 2018, the Somerset County Superior Court found Luc Tieman guilty of murdering Valerie Tieman, his 34-year-old wife.
The man served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The ex-Army man was sentenced to 55 years in prison.
According to court documents, Tieman became a person of interest after Valerie’s parents reported the woman’s disappearance on the 9th of September 2016.
Tieman initially declared that his wife went to Walmart groceries and never returned home.
However, the Afghanistan veteran later changed his confession, saying that Valerie passed away due to a heroin overdose.
According to the case report, Valerie went missing in August 2016, but it wasn’t until September when someone would notify the authorities.
Following an intensive state-wide search, Maine law enforcement agents discovered Valerie’s body.
Tieman’s wife was buried in a shallow grave. Beside the body, which was wrapped in a blanket, the investigators discovered several odd objects.
A bag of chips, a wedding band, a bottle of Gucci’s “Guilty” cologne, and a handwritten note were found next to Valerie’s body.
Upon being taken into custody and ask about the peculiar funeral arrangement, the Afghanistan veteran nodded and refused of offer an explanation.
During Tieman’s trial, the prosecution revealed that the man had an extramarital affair.
More than that, the evidence presented during the trial reveals that Tieman could have killed his wife to be with another woman.
The suspect allegedly met her online.
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