Carthage, Texas (Longivew News-Journal) — A district judge this week sealed a document that could lead to the release of convicted killer Bernie Tiede — before removing himself from the case.
123rd District Judge Charles “Brick” Dickerson sealed the writ of habeas corpus filed on Tiede’s behalf.
Dickerson recused himself because he represented the estate of Marjorie Nugent — the woman Tiede killed — but gave no reason for sealing the document.
A writ of habeas corpus is a means used to give a prisoner an opportunity to air grievances related to the handling of his case and to determine whether the government has the right to continue detaining him. It also could make public any new evidence that might affect the outcome of a case.
A hearing has been set Wednesday in Carthage to consider matters in Tiede’s case.
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