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Jonathan Chacon appears in court, no plea, no bail

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Jonathan Chacon was arrested in Mexico and booked at RBPD under suspect of homicide.

Jonathan Chacon, the 23-year-old year old boyfriend and accused murderer of 19-year-old Courtney Bergman and her mother Vicki, appeared in court Friday afternoon for his arraignment.

Chacon is charged with capital murder in the gruesome deaths of both Courtney and her 59-year-old mother Vicki Bergman last Tuesday morning.

Chacon allegedly killed the pair with a knife and after police identified him as the main suspect, fled to Mexcio. He was caught by the Redondo Beach Police Department in cooperation with Mexican authorities early Wednesday morning after over 50 tips flooded into the police department regarding Chacon’s whereabouts.

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After a brief stint at the hospital for wounds on his hand, he was brought to the RBPD and booked on charges of double homicide.

Friends of Courtney packed the back of a small Torrance courtroom early Friday morning, waiting to see Chacon in person.

As Chacon entered the courtroom in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, four hours after arriving at the courthouse with a police escort, he stared at the group standing in solidarity for Courtney and sat down on a chair, keeping his head down.

“Did you see him stare at us?” friend Heather Umbarger said. “He knows we are here for her.”

Seconds later Chacon’s lawyer declined to file a plea at that time and a second arraignment was scheduled for March 27. Judge Thomas R. Sokolov refused to allow him bail.

Friends of Courtney hugged each other and cried. All were still shocked from the weeks events and tears fell down their faces.

According to friends, family of the Bergman’s have been contacted and are coming to L.A. to claim the bodies and arrange a funeral. Friends have already set up a bank account to help with costs. To donate, you can visit any Chase Bank area and donate to account number 3009158188, bank routing number 322271627. You can also visit the Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach to drop off any donations.


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