Saturday, June 19, 2010

Update: Parole Denied

by Kathryn Casey

A while back, I posted on WCI asking everyone to send e-mails and letters to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) recommending that parole be denied for James Edward Bergstrom, the sexual predator/ psychopath in my first book, The Rapist's Wife, reissued in 2008 under a new title: Evil Beside Her. I'd like to extend my appreciation for all those who followed through.

I went to my post office box today and found a letter from TDCJ dated June 11. It informed me that Bergstrom, who is serving four 99-year sentences for sexual assault, was denied parole. For at least the next three years, we're all safe from Bergstrom, who was obsessed with the urge to stalk and assault women. His career as a sexual predator began as a teenager, when he molested a young girl, and continued on in Washington State, while he was in the navy. It was there that he committed his first rape. During his two years in Houston, Bergstrom, by his own estimation, attacked 35 women. He carried a gun and a knife, tied his victims down, and threatened to kill his last victim, a high school student.

While his parole denial is good news, it's not the end of our need for vigilance. Bergstrom will be eligible again much too soon, in June 2013. So in three more years, I'll ask for your help again, to keep this monster behind bars. But for now, let's all feel good about our success. And again, to all of you who wrote or emailed: Thank you, more than I can say!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank god he was denied Parole...this man should never walk the streets. I just got done reading the book and had to search the internet to make sure he is still behind bars!

Anonymous said...

After reading Kathryn Casey's book
about James Bergstrom, I immediately also got onto the internet to see the next parole date. I will be sending in a letter of support that he stay inproson. Linda went through so much, even more and longer than his other victims. Thank you to Katheryn Casey for authoring such a profound, well written book that the all of us as a part of society should be aware of.

Anonymous said...

Hoping he gets fucked in the ass (A LOT) while in prison

Anonymous said...

Its 2013 just watched his story on tv this monster will only do it again if let loose especially since he hasnt had sex with a woman in years

Anonymous said...

I just got done reading this book. This thing, and I call it a thing and not a person or human being because people and humans are not that way, will only do it again. He blames his ex wife for being in prison. He is the only one who put himself there. People who blame others for their own mistakes haven't learned and will do it again. I know this first hand. My x husband blamed me and my mom for him going to jail when he threatened my life after he got probation for shooting a gun in our home 8 ft from where our 1 yrs old son slept. 6 yrs later we broke up and he got caught running a drug house and 2 counts of possession with intent to distribute. Again he blamed me for him going to jail and I wasn't even with him anymore and had nothing to do with it! So no, it will never learn until it realizes it's there on its own fuck up. He should never be let out! He will hurt someone again, he will go after his x and daughter. Keep him behind bars. Let the low life's have him! See hire her likes being raped in prison. People in prison don't like rapists it child molestors! I hope he gets what's coming to him!!;

Anonymous said...

this monster is now out of prison, he is under NO supervision, he is awaiting registration as a sex offender, which means it is UP TO HIM to self regulate and go register, and be honest about where he lives, etc. Its disgusting that this pig is out to rape, kill, stalk and repeat. It means that no one gives a damn about victims and only his rights.
If you think this guy is gonna be harmed in prison think again. These types of perpetrators (rapists/child molesters) are in PROTECTIVE Custody, protected, special guard, special treatment, private suite, special meals, mp3 players, internet access, its disgusting all the protections and special medical, optical, prescription, gym equipment, counselors, music therapy, art supplies, snacks, cable tv, access to mag subscriptions, movies, etc. It is only their rights and protections that matter, it is up to YOU not the cops, or system to do one thing for you. Protect yourself it is up to you - if you think I am wrong, just let it happen then, because it will.