Bernie Tiede released: Subject of Jack Black-Richard Linklater movie freed from prison and living in director’s home.

The Namesake Killer From Bernie Is Free—and That’s Not Even the Strange Part (Video)

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May 7 2014 12:44 PM

Bernie, the Epilogue

The famous Texas gentleman killer is free—and that’s not even the strange part.

Bernie Tiede, the killer made famous by Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s 2011 movie Bernie, was released from prison Tuesday, with prosecutors agreeing to set aside his life sentence. And that’s not even the weird part.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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