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Hollywood ending for Texas murderer? Bernie Tiede freed
Hollywood ending for Texas murderer? Bernie Tiede freed

The killing was so shocking, so unexpected and so downright weird that it became a Texas Monthly magazine story and then a popular motion picture, "Bernie." In 1996, beloved east Texas assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede — a darling to those who knew him around the town of Carthage — killed his closest confidant, a reclusive millionaire named Marjorie Nugent. He was 38; she was 81. The soft-spoken Tiede hid her body in the freezer of her home and carried on for nine months as if she were still alive. The story of how his secret unraveled, and how he was convicted of murder, was told in the 2011 movie starring Jack Black and directed by Richard Linklater. The...

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