Resolution 'close' in Bergman first-degree murder case
Readiness hearing moved to May
Last updated 3/24/2023 at 8:37am
DAVENPORT — A resolution in the first-degree murder case of Charles R. Bergman is “close,” defense attorney Dave Hearrean told presiding Judge Jeffrey S. Barkdull at a brief court appearance Tuesday, March 21.
Bergman’s trial is currently scheduled for May 17, but discussion Tuesday indicated a resolution is likely before the case goes to trial.
Hearrean did note that if “something goes sour” in resolution negotiations, the defense will go forward with a trial.
He then requested that Bergman’s readiness hearing be continued to April 25, which prosecuting attorney Adam Walser...