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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 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

Jack Black stars in the movie "Bernie." (credit: Millennium Entertainment)

“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

Jack Black stars in the movie "Bernie." (credit: Millennium Entertainment)

Film Review: Murder Tale “Bernie” Is Ode To Texas

The real stars of Richard Linklater’s new movie “Bernie” are, unquestionably, the townspeople of Carthage, Texas.

04/26/2012