'48 Hours' examines latest twist in Bernie Tiede case

'48 Hours' examines latest twist in Bernie Tiede case
Bernie Tiede, a mortician and once-beloved face in the community, was sentenced to 99 years to life in prison after confessing to killing Nugent. (Source: "48 Hours")
Bernie Tiede, a mortician and once-beloved face in the community, was sentenced to 99 years to life in prison after confessing to killing Nugent. (Source: "48 Hours")

It's been 20 years since Bernie Tiede fatally shot his 81-year-old companion, Marjorie Nugent, in Carthage, Texas.

Tiede, a mortician and once-beloved face in the community, was sentenced to 99 years to life in prison after confessing to killing the wealthy widow who was 40 years his senior then storing her body in a freezer.

Tonight at 9 p.m. Central, "48 Hours" will feature an hourlong special. "The Mortician, The Murder and The Movie" will cover all the details of the story that captivated a small East Texas city and the surrounding region in 1996.

Peter Van Sant also takes a look at the film starring Jack Black that the case inspired and investigates the latest twist that has thrust the story back into the headlines.

Here's a preview.

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