Plea agreement reached in Bergman case
Bergman expected to plead guilty
Last updated 5/4/2023 at 8:24am
DAVENPORT - A plea agreement has been reached in the first murder case in Lincoln County in 20 years, lawyers said at a readiness hearing for Charles R. Bergman Tuesday, May 2.
The 54-year-old Bergman of Moses Lake was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after his wife Theresa Bergman's body was found by a farmer 10 miles north of Sprague in Sept. 2022.
"I'm proud to say we've reached a plea agreement," public defender Dave Hearrean told presiding judge Jeffrey S. Barkdull Tuesday.
Bergman is expected to plead guilty to an amended charge of second-degree murder in four weeks. A...