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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

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...

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