Bernie Tiede, a former assistant funeral director from east Texas convicted in 1999 of killing octogenarian millionaire Marjorie Nugent, has been released from prison. A judge recommended that Tiede’s sentence be reduced to time served and that he be released on $10,000 bond pending appellate court approval. 
Among the conditions of Tiede’s release: He will be living in an apartment owned by Richard Linklater, who directed the 2011 film “Bernie,” which starred Jack Black as Tiede, Shirley MacLaine as Nugent and Matthew McConaughey as Dist. Atty. Danny Buck Davidson. The real Davidson supported Tiede’s release.
Reporter Matt Pearce explains how Tiede came to be released — and it’s quite a story — in the L.A. Times today.
Photo: Tiede smiles at the courthouse in Panola County, Texas, after his release is granted. Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press

Bernie Tiede, a former assistant funeral director from east Texas convicted in 1999 of killing octogenarian millionaire Marjorie Nugent, has been released from prison. A judge recommended that Tiede’s sentence be reduced to time served and that he be released on $10,000 bond pending appellate court approval. 

Among the conditions of Tiede’s release: He will be living in an apartment owned by Richard Linklater, who directed the 2011 film “Bernie,” which starred Jack Black as Tiede, Shirley MacLaine as Nugent and Matthew McConaughey as Dist. Atty. Danny Buck Davidson. The real Davidson supported Tiede’s release.

Reporter Matt Pearce explains how Tiede came to be released — and it’s quite a story — in the L.A. Times today.

Photo: Tiede smiles at the courthouse in Panola County, Texas, after his release is granted. Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press

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    こちらが本物のバーニーの釈放のニュース。当然ながら模範囚の中の模範囚だったと思います。
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    This warms my heart.
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    Go watch the movie now if you haven’t! It’s great, everyone does a great job in it. It’s on Netflix!
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    Agreed.
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    You need to watch Bernie on Netflix right now
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    What the fuck? I didn’t know that being molested as a child can earn you a get-out-of-jail-free card for murder in...
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