Chacon Charged With Capital Murder

Jonathan Chacon is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Vickie Bergman and her daughter, Courtney.

The man accused of killing two women on Rockefeller Lane was charged with two counts of capital murder Friday morning, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Jonathan Scott Chacon, 23, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Torrance; however, he did not enter a plea, according to a message on Twitter from Easy Reader reporter Chelsea Sektnan. City News Service reported that the arraignment was postponed until March 27.

Chacon is being held without bail.

In addition to the two counts of capital murder, Chacon is "charged with the special circumstance of multiple murders and the special allegation that he personally used a dangerous weapon, a knife," according to the District Attorney's Office.

Police believe Chacon killed Vickie Bergman, 59, and her 19-year-old daughter, Courtney, with a knife at the Bergmans' apartment on Rockefeller Lane early Tuesday morning. A co-worker of Vickie Bergman found the bodies when she went to the house to check on them.

The scene at the apartment has been described as grisly, and dried blood was found on the street outside.

Chacon was later captured in Rosarito by agents from the Baja California Fugitive Recovery Program, which works with authorities in the U.S. to find suspects who flee across the border into Mexico, according to the Imperial Valley Press. Because Chacon is a U.S. citizen with a passport, there were no issues transferring him to the custody of the .

Chacon was Courtney Bergman's boyfriend, police said. Officers believe that the slayings may have been the result of a "domestic issue," according to Lt. Joe Hoffman.

Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty in the case, the District Attorney's Office said.


City News Service contributed to this report.

kat stephenson March 03, 2012 at 06:42 PM
He is ugly and he has no soul. Looks like the ladies put up a fight for their life. His nose, eyes and forhead look bruised. Too bad they weren't able to overcome his dirty ass. Hope bub ba gets ahold
Wendy March 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM
It has taken too lomg, but the2dt hearing with witnesses called will be at 8:30 AM on Wed March 27at the torrance court house. Please don't forget Vicky and Courtney. All who can make it, please do.


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