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Bernie Tiede's case reaches appeals court

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Bernie Tiede during a 2012 interview. (Source: KLTV) Bernie Tiede during a 2012 interview. (Source: KLTV)
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The paperwork that could lead to the release of convicted killer Bernie Tiede has been received by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, according to the court’s website.

The court will make the final ruling on whether Tiede will be permanently released. No time frame has been set.

In May, Judge Diane DeVasto released Tiede on a $10,000 bond. That bond stipulates that Tiede must maintain steady employment, surrender his passport and not leave an area surrounding Austin. Tiede is also required to live in an Austin apartment provided by Richard Linklater, the director of the film, "Bernie."

Tiede admitted to killing his friend and Carthage millionaire Marjorie Nugent in 1996. He was convicted of Nugent’s death in 1999 and sentenced to life in prison. Under that sentencing, he would not be eligible for parole until 2027.

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