Bergman given 15 years in prison
"Likely a life sentence," attorneys say
Last updated 6/1/2023 at 9:43am
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 are...