He was mainly prominent in the 1980s and early 1990s. They have every right to be angry with me. Vision, the company that he had spent the majority of his career with, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Rogowski placed his hand over Bergsten's mouth until she stopped breathing and then drove the body to the Shell Canyon desert, where he disposed of the corpse in a shallow grave.. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. A feature documentary that examines Mark Rogowski's trajectory, Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator, was released in 2002 by Palm Pictures. , As of June 2019, Rogowski is incarcerated at Donovan State Prison. He was a charismatic, flamboyant personality who received fame and fortune during skateboarding's return to popularity following the success of vert skateboarding. After that the case would go before governor Gavin Newsom for review. “I’m disgusted with what I did. The suspect is now serving 31 years to life in San Luis Obispo, CA. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Under California law, this warrants the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Please try again later. Inmate voluntarily waived the right to a hearing for 1 year, The inmate’s petition to advance his or her next parole suitability hearing date was approved, Inmate filed a petition to advance his or her next parole suitability hearing date, Tentative date for parole suitability hearing, Top 5 at the Vans/Offshore Amateur State Finals (California) for the boys 11-13 division, 1980, 1st Place, Canadian Amateur Skate-boarding Championships, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1982, 3rd Place in Vision Ramp N' Rage Down South, 1987, 1st Place Vision Bluegrass Aggression Session, 1988, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 23:02. Following the end of his relationship with McClain, Rogowski became obsessively jealous: he forcibly entered her home to steal gifts he had given her; he made threatening telephone calls to McClain's new boyfriend's home; and he also threatened McClain directly. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Leaves behind her Mother Kay and Father Stephen Bergsten of Tucson, AZ. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He admitted to coming up behind her and hitting her in the head with a Club (a metal auto anti-theft device). , Rogowski worked as a stunt double on the 1989 film Gleaming the Cube, which starred Christian Slater, and appeared, along with McClain, in the music video Free Fallin' by Tom Petty. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. , Rogowski was sentenced on March 6, 1992. 31-year prison sentence: six years for forcible rape and 25 years to life for the first-degree murder charges to be served consecutively. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Try again. After befriending Augie Constantino, an ex-surfer turned born-again Christian who also became his "spiritual advisor", Rogowski converted to a strict Evangelical form of Christianity that influenced Rogowski's attitude and skateboard deck designs. , American skateboarder, convicted murderer and rapist, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "State of California Inmate Locator: CDCR Number H27508", California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, "Mark "Gator" Rogowski, Skaterboarder: Jessica Bergsten's Killer", "Legendary 80s skateboarder Mark 'Gator' Rogowski raped and murdered Jessica Bergsten - Shattered", "Skateboarding star convicted of 1991 murder denied parole", "Mark "Gator" Rogowski, Former Pro Skateboarder, Denied Parole for 1992 Calif. Murder-Rape", "Parole Denied For Local Skateboarding Legend", "Ex-Skateboard Champion Could Get Parole in Brutal 1991 Rape and Murder in San Diego County", "Parole grant reversed for 'Gator,' former skateboard superstar convicted for 1991 rape, murder", https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/shattered/, "How skateboard king Mark "Gator" Anthony was born again as a rapist and a murderer", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mark_Rogowski&oldid=983902329, BLP articles lacking sources from July 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2014, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2017, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. Rogowski was charged with "special circumstances," committing a murder during rape. He accepted responsibility for his acts, but also blamed himself for having sex outside of marriage, for being promiscuous, and for not following the word of the Bible.  According to Rogowski, he and Bergsten went back to his condo to watch movies and drink wine. Rogowski pleaded guilty to rape and murder and was sentenced to 31 years in prison. Bergsten had lost two properties due to his involvement with a nationwide drug ring and he allegedly had nothing to lose by harming Rogowski. , At a 1987 skate show in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., Rogowski was introduced to Brandi McClain and her good friend Jessica Bergsten, an aspiring model. , On March 20, 1991, Rogowski received a call from 22-year-old Bergsten, whom he had not spoken to in years, as she had recently moved to California. . For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. On Wednesday, March 20, 1991, Jessica was the victim of a homicide that occurred in Carlsbad, CA. Make sure that the file is a photo. I think about it every day,” the 1980s skateboarding champion told the parole panel Tuesday.
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