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Judge Replaces Prosecutor For Bernie Tiede Retrial

A Texas judge has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the retrial of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy ‘Bernie.’

03/31/2015

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New Prosecutor Mulled For Bernie Tiede Case

A state district judge is to hear pre-trial motions, including one for the prosecutor’s recusal, in the case of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy “Bernie.”

03/31/2015

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Killer In ‘Bernie’ Movie Could Still Face Scrutiny

The district attorney who agreed to release a convicted Texas killer whose story inspired the dark comedy “Bernie” said he’s not ruling out a future prosecution of the man.

01/02/2015

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New Sentencing For Former Carthage Mortician Bernie Tiede

Texas’ highest court has granted a new sentencing hearing for the mortician whose conviction for killing his longtime companion and storing her body in a freezer inspired the dark-comedy movie ‘Bernie.’

11/26/2014

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‘Bernie’ Victim’s Family Fights For Voice In Court

When the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie ‘Bernie’ was let out of prison, the family of the elderly woman he killed found out about his release from reporters.

09/05/2014

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Victim’s Family Wants ‘Bernie’ Back In Prison

The family of the widow killed by an East Texas man later portrayed in the film “Bernie” has filed its objections to the man’s early release.

06/25/2014

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Victim’s Family Speaks Out After Former Carthage Mortician Bernie Tiede Set Free

The former Carthage, Texas undertaker, who’s served 17-years of a life sentence for killing wealthy East Texas widow Marjorie Nugent is being released.

05/07/2014

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Ex-Texas Mortician Bernie Tiede Being Freed From Prison Early

A former mortician sentenced to life for killing a rich East Texas widow will be released from prison early under an agreement with the district attorney who prosecuted him.

05/06/2014

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“Bernie” Turns True Story Into Macabre Movie

You’ve heard the line “you can’t make this stuff up?” That’s describes to a T the plot of the new film “Bernie” starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.

06/06/2012