By Drew Lawson
Cheney Free Press 

Bergman given 15 years in prison


Last updated 6/5/2023 at 10:47am

DAVENPORT—A Moses Lake man has been found guilty of murdering his wife about 11 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.

“I only wanted to say how sorry I am,”...

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