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Mike DeGeurin


Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Victim or calculated killer? Bernie Tiede’s second sentencing trial begins

Attorneys painted two vastly different pictures of former Carthage mortician Bernie Tiede Wednesday during opening statements in his second sentencing trial for Marjorie Nugent's 1996 murder. The killing inspired the 2011 dark comedy "Bernie," and Tiede is hoping a jury will reduce his original life sentence.