Bernie Tiede Biography
Birthday: August 2, 1958 (Leo)
Born In: Abilene, Texas, United States
Bernhardt ‘Bernie’ Tiede II is an American convicted murderer who was a mortician by profession. He admitted to killing a wealthy 81-year-old widow, Majorie ‘Marge’ Nugent. The murder happened in Carthage, Texas at Nugent’s house on November 19, 1996. The two knew each other before the murder and used to live together. Before the infamous crime, Tiede was often described as a saintly man who was not only soft-spoken, but dedicated to his work. He first met Nugent at her husband’s funeral and quit his job to become her personal assistant. Oblivious to his intentions, Nugent made him the sole heir to her multimillion-dollar estate. He carried out the crime in the most bizarre way and successfully hid it from the whole world for nine whole months. While she was dead in the freezer, Tiede went on to live a normal life. During this time, he also spent more than $500,000 of her money. In 1997, he confessed to killing Nugent and the jury sentenced him to 50 years of life imprisonment which was later extended to 99 years.