Also sign up for our community newspaper newsletters, and CaregiverSD. Rogowski would later tell authorities that, at one point in the evening, he went inside his garage, grabbed a steering wheel lock and suddenly slammed it down onto Bergsten’s head.He screamed Bible verses at the dazed 22-year-old before handcuffing her and cutting off her clothes.Rogowski, then 24, raped Bergsten repeatedly. Attorney Michael Evan Beckman said his client does have insight and is not dangerous.“It is a decision based on the governor’s personal repugnance of this crime,” Beckman said.

The attorney also has noted that in the year before the attack, Rogowski had suffered a serious head wound and his behavior had changed.The attack that would make headlines came without warning the night in March 1991, when Bergsten, new to the region, went to Rogowski’s condo to watch a movie. DA says Mark “Gator” Rogowski still a risk A former professional skateboarder convicted of a raping and murdering a woman in Carlsbad nearly three decades ago is suitable for parole, a … He said he already has a job offer to do paralegal or clerical work. When he tried to stuff her into a surfboard bag, Bergsten kicked and screamed and struggled. I think about it every day,” Rogowski told the board. “And while understandable, that is not the way the law is supposed to work.”Beckman has said that Rogowski has remorse, and during his long incarceration he earned a bachelor’s degree, took vocational courses, became a certified paralegal, and internalized the teachings of self-help programs. It came on the third try for Rogowski, who is housed […] Thanks for reading. Other COVID-19 numbers were also encouraging, though community outbreaks remain highSan Diego woman sued after a laptop battery she purchased on Amazon exploded, causing significant hand injuries. The decision upholds San Diego federal judge’s ruling barring law from going into effectThe ambitious regional transportation expansion was praised by many elected officials, and criticized by a vocal minorityOther COVID-19 numbers were also encouraging, though community outbreaks remain highA three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazinesA senior U.S. diplomat says a team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut’s massive explosionPolice in The Hague say they have arrested 27 people as rioting broke out in a low-income neighborhood for the third nightThousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the U.K. by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine at homeSubscribe to email newsletters from the Union-Tribune about news, sports, business, opinion and more. “Mr. It was the first time since 2001 that the California Independent System Operator had asked SDG&E to impose rolling outages. “When someone does something as horrible as this, it shocks the conscience that they would be granted parole,” he added.A world champion skateboarder in the 1980s, Rogowski was convicted of beating Jessica Bergsten with a metal rod into semi-consciousness, raping her, wrapping her in a surfboard bag, and strangling her to death in a fit of rage that spanned three or more hours. In December, a small panel of parole hearing officers found that the 53-year-old was suitable for release. On April 27, 2020, Rogowski's parole grant was reversed by Newsom, stating that Rogowski needed to gain a "deeper understanding" of his crimes. A former professional skateboarder convicted of a raping and murdering a woman in Carlsbad nearly three decades ago is suitable for parole, a hearing panel at Donovan Correctional Facility determined Tuesday.Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Rogowski later buried her body in the desert.Bergsten was a friend of Rogowski's ex-girlfriend. “This inmate received a life sentence, but he imposed a death sentence upon Jessica and our family.”Commissioner Brian Roberts said the panel took several factors into consideration, including Rogowski’s remorse for the crime, lack of significant criminal history, good behavior in custody, and rehabilitation programs he has completed during his 27 years in prison.Roberts said the panel also put significant weight on a new law that gives added leniency to “youthful offenders” who commit crimes before the age of 26. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Along the way, he chucked evidence, including the steering wheel lock, out of his car window.In early April, 10 days after Bergsten was reported missing, vacationers found a woman’s body off the freeway. Mark “Gator” Anthony Rogowski, seen in this April 2019 photo, was convicted of rape and murder in the 1991 death of Jessica Bergsten. In a phone interview Monday, Rogowski’s attorney said his client has learned much in the 29 years since the killing. Gavin Newsom said Mark Anthony “Gator” Rogowski needs to develop “a deeper understanding” of what led him to suddenly ambush Jessica Bergsten, a friend who’d come over to watch a movie. In news that we didn’t thing we would hear in our lifetime, the San Diego Board of Parole Hearings has ruled that Mark “Gator” Rogowski is fit for parole. After that the case would go before governor Gavin Newsom for review. Gator has been in jail for the past 27 years for a despicable crime that doesn’t need to be recounted again here.