Nugent family wants voice in Bernie Tiede case
Longview, TX — Marjorie Nugent’s family members are asking the state’s highest criminal court to hear their side as it weighs a motion that could free Bernie Tiede from a life sentence he was serving for Nugent’s murder.
Nugent family spokesman Ryan Gravatt of Austin said Wednesday the family also has sent Panola County District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson a letter asking why he agreed Tiede should be freed after serving 15 years of a life sentence jurors handed him in 1999.
Tiede left Carthage on special probation this past month after Davidson said he would have prosecuted Tiede under a lesser charge had newly uncovered evidence been available before the trial.
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