SKOWHEGAN – Tuesday was day two of the murder trial of a 34-year-old Fairfield man accused of killing and burying his wife in the summer of 2016.
Police detectives and evidence techs dominated the witness stand Tuesday.
The jury of eight men and six women, including two alternates will decide the fate of Luc Tieman. He’s accused of shooting his wife to death in late August 2016.
Valerie Tieman wasn’t reported missing until early in September. And then it was her father who filed a missing person report, over the telephone from South Carolina.
Tuesday afternoon, a Maine State Police detective testified he was driving with Luc Tieman for two hours on September 20, 2016. They were searching locations Tieman said he and his wife had been camping. At the same time, other state police investigators along with tracking dogs were searching the Fairfield property owned by Tieman’s parents.
Maine State Game Warden Alan Curtis testified his K9 needed less than ten minutes to locate Valerie Tieman’s body. It was located in a shallow grave about 200 yards from the Tieman residence.
An evidence technician told jurors several items were discovered in the grave after Valerie Tieman’s body was removed. Among those items, according to testimony, was a note, a bag of potato chips, a box of sweet tarts, and a bottle of Gucci perfume. The name of that perfume, Guilty.
If this jury finds Tieman guilty he could spend anywhere from 25 years to the rest of his life in prison.