POSTED: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:14pm
The subject of a new film starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey, set to release April 29, is currently the resident of the Barry Telford Unit right here in Bowie County.
“Bernie” the movie and Bernie the man share many similarities and the film, based on the real life of Bernhardt Tiede II, who shot and killed his friend and traveling companion four times in the back and stuffed her body into a Deepfreeze for nine months — all the while continuing his community involvement.
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