Husband Found Guilty After He Buried Wife With ‘Guilty’ Cologne

Luc Tieman enters Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan, Maine (Michael G. Seamans/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP, File)

By Kate Seamons

Perhaps the “Guilty” fragrance in her grave was a giveaway—because it took only 40 minutes Monday for jurors to decide Luc Tieman killed his wife. “I changed my story a lot,” the Maine man admitted Friday when delivering his own closing arguments in his murder trial, against his lawyer’s advice, reports CentralMaine.com.

Tieman said he’d invented theories about what happened to 34-year-old Valerie Tieman because police had threatened his parents, on whose Fairfield property Valerie’s body was found in September 2016. Authorities believe Valerie was killed around Aug. 25, when her cellphone was last used.

It was Sept. 9, however, before her parents reported her missing. Her husband then told police Valerie had vanished from a Walmart store on Aug. 30, reports the Bangor Daily News.

She might’ve gone camping, or died of a heroin overdose, Tieman said, before Valerie’s body turned up with gunshot wounds to the head and neck in a shallow grave near his parents’ home, where the couple lived.

The grave also contained flowers, a wedding band, a bag of potato chips, a bottle of Gucci fragrance “Guilty,” and a note containing Tieman’s nickname “Luc-e,” per CentralMaine.com. “I’ll love you forever. Rest in peace,” it read.

Tieman, who said the items came from a bedside table, couldn’t explain how they got in the grave. But he said he had no motive to kill Valerie, even though prosecutors say he admitted she’d recently learned he was having an affair.

After the jury’s verdict, Tieman’s lawyer said his client would appeal. “We’re obviously disappointed. There was no forensic evidence. There was no DNA,” he said.

From Newser.

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4 Responses to Husband Found Guilty After He Buried Wife With ‘Guilty’ Cologne

  1. jess Reply

    April 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Good to know I’ll be in need of potato chips when I finally shuffle off this mortal coil. Guess we can write this up as yet another idiot criminal doing idiocy when going out criminaling. Stupid asshole. Not for nothing but Guilty smells like berries that have gone all the way bad, soaked in patchouli oil, ayup it is really that nasty and expensive for a tiny bottle of it. The men’s stuff smells way nicer, like lemons and lavender and the patchouli is way way way in the background.
    This description has been brought to you by, perfume wearer that really hates patchouli oil crap in fragrances.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      April 11, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Way back in the day patchouli oil was associated with marijuana use because people believed the only people who used the odd smelling oil were pothead hippie freaks.

      • jess Reply

        April 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm

        I don’t mind it hidden way in the background of a fragrance but Guilty has too much of it. I prefer the subtle way Chanel uses it in Coco Noir.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      April 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Potato chips. The bane of my slender existence.

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