Fleeman, Michael: Over The Edge: A True Story Of Marriage, Money And A Shocking Death
Book Number: 50000000000
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 8 pages of b&w photos. Solid, tight paperback. Very light creasing. Very light mark to first few pages, not affecting the readability. Weight: 150g. Synopsis: HE CALLED IT A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn... AUTHORITIES CALLED IT A CRIME. Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident-or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.