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Update: Bernie Tiede Goes Free

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UPDATE: Bernie Tiede is a free man.

The convicted killer walked out of the Panola County Courthouse this evening. He had spent the previous 15 years in prison.

Tiede is out on $10,000 bond. He is living with filmmaker Richard Linklater in Austin. His bond comes under the supervision of Travis County parole officers. Tiede is not allowed to go near any guns, and he cannot contact the victim, Marjorie Nugent's, family.


CARTHAGE (KYTX) -- Today at 2:30 p.m., Judge Diane Devasto accepted a finding of fact and law that had been jointly filed by Panola County District Attorney Danny "Buck" Davidson and the legal team representing Bernie Tiede.

The result of that action is that Panola County court will resend to the Texas Court of Appeals that Tiede be released with a sentence of time served.

The hearing proceeded with discussion of a bond term which could result in Tiede being released this afternoon.


(KYTX) - Convicted murderer Bernie Tiede is back in a Panola County courtroom Tuesday, more than three months after being transferred back to the county jail from his long term confinement with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

A brief hearing on February 5, 2014 confirmed rumors that had surfaced in the weeks prior that Tiede would attempt to get a reduction on his life sentence.Speaking on Tiede's behalf, Austin attorney Jodi Cole told visiting Judge Diane DeVasto in February that "mitigating evidence" had come to light that could affect Tiede's punishment in the 1999 murder trial in which he was found guilty of murdering Marjorie Nugent.

Tuesday's hearing is expected to address at least some of that evidence.
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