Two murder trials

The trial has begun for Dennis Tetso, accused of murdering his wife Tracey Gardner-Tetso, who disappeared from Maryland in 2005. According to this Baltimore Sun article, Dennis was suspicious of Tracey and thought she was having an affair. (And, indeed, she was.) He did not participate in the search for her, and this article says he even ripped down missing person fliers for his wife. Way to look innocent.

This article has a picture of Dennis, though not a very good one. His defense is going with the “no body, no crime” gambit.

Meanwhile, in New York, Werner Lippe is going through his second trial in the presumed death of his wife, Faith, who went missing in 2008. There was a mistrial earlier this year when the jury was unable to reach a verdict. The couple’s children were 12 and 14 at the time of Faith’s disappearance. Their son, now 16, testified against his father. Lippe’s defense, like Dennis Tetso’s is playing up the reasonable doubt thing. A good quote from his attorney in this article: “You can’t convict someone on maybe.” But the fact that Werner actually confessed to a (wired) friend is a major strike against him.

2 thoughts on “Two murder trials

  1. Zoe October 15, 2010 / 12:44 am

    Poor son having to testify against his dad. That father should be ashamed of himself. Putting his own children through that. Twice.

  2. Kat October 15, 2010 / 9:17 am

    I agree. I know where she disappeared at, my good friend lives in the area. Motley Crue even offered a reward too (this is Tetso I’m talking about). The whole no body prosecution thing seems to be getting more popular.

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