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Resolution 'close' in Bergman first-degree murder case

Readiness hearing moved to May

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 had no objection t...


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