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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Bergman given 15 years in prison

"Likely a life sentence," attorneys say


Last updated 6/1/2023 at 9:43am

Drew Lawson

Charles R. Bergman is escorted out of Lincoln County Superior Court Tuesday, May 30.

DAVENPORT - A Moses Lake man has been found guilty of murdering his wife about 12 miles northwest of Sprague in Sept. 2022. 55-year-old Charles R. Bergman entered a guilty plea of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Lincoln County Superior Court Tuesday, May 30.

Bergman was originally charged with first-degree murder after being extradited from Pennsylvania to Lincoln County by U.S. Marshals last year, but the charge was reduced to a second-degree count after an agreement was reached between parties earlier this month.

Theresa Bergman's body was found by an area far...

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