Less than two months ago, a judge in Panola County, Texas, ordered the early release of Bernie Tiede, the now-55-year-old convicted murderer played by Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s 2012 dark co...

Richard Linklater on Living With Bernie Tiede

Less than two months ago, a judge in Panola County, Texas, ordered the early release of Bernie Tiede, the now-55-year-old convicted murderer played by Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s 2012 dark co...

In Bernie Tiede's Resentencing Hearing, the Real Person On Trial is Danny Buck Davidson - Dallas Morning News

In Bernie Tiede's Resentencing Hearing, the Real Person On Trial is Danny Buck Davidson - Dallas Morning News

In a true Hollywood ending, Bernie Tiede is released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater. Thank you Richard Linklater for telling us the story of this interesting man and for helping to get him a reduced sentence. Thank you Jack Black for so lovingly bringing a fictional version of Bernie to life.

Bernie Tiede released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater

In a true Hollywood ending, Bernie Tiede is released from prison, will live with ‘Bernie’ director Richard Linklater. Thank you Richard Linklater for telling us the story of this interesting man and for helping to get him a reduced sentence. Thank you Jack Black for so lovingly bringing a fictional version of Bernie to life.

In Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede is one of the town's most beloved residents. He sings in the church choir and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He befriends an affluent widow, and she soon becomes dependent on Bernie. Later it is reported that Marjorie Nugent has been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede is charged with the murder.

In Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede is one of the town's most beloved residents. He sings in the church choir and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He befriends an affluent widow, and she soon becomes dependent on Bernie. Later it is reported that Marjorie Nugent has been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede is charged with the murder.

Bernie... dead for some time and bernie tiede was being charged with the murder

Bernie... dead for some time and bernie tiede was being charged with the murder

Director Richard Linklater helps Bernie Tiede

Director Richard Linklater helps Bernie Tiede

Director Richard Linklater, who made a movie about Bernie Tiede's crime, connected Tiede to a lawyer who later won him his release.

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

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