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14A Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 to slash his own neck after dis- mantling a safety razor, carv- ing a three-inch gash that re- quired sutures, officials say. He was released later ifi the day from a Redding hospital and placed in a cell that al- lowed McIntosh to be observed by a deputy. No veins or arteries were damaged, but doctors post- poned his first appearance in court because they wanted to check for possible medical complications, officials say. "He hadn't shown any signs of having suicidal tendencies," Sheriff Clay Parker told The Red Bluff Daily News. "But since he's made an attempt, he'll be put in a visual cell. That's where he'll be until this case is done." Bergstrand leeks Bergstrand, who was a deputy when Fredette was Bergstrand said McIntosh was interviewed at least twice during the investigation be- cause he was a Plumas County' resident with a record as a sex offender. But there was no evidence to connect him to the crime. "We're really grateful that this has worked out this way," Bergstrand said. Like Bergstrand, retired Tehama County Earl Richter played a key role in the inves- tigation over the years. Parker said that Richter put in "countless years to this in- vestigation, and I commend him for his work in this case." Brutal slaying Richter once called Fre- dette's slaying the most brutal murder he had ever seen dur- ing his years of law enforce- ment. Back when he was a deputy, Parker was the first officer on the scene when Fredette's body ur DNA cold hits have criminals who mistakenly believed they got away with rape and murder." Bill Lockyer , California Attorney General killed, said this week that was discovered. McIntosh's arrest has given "This case has always been him a sense of relief, on our minds, and I take a lot He said that, when he heard of satisfaction in the arrest of the news about the match, "It McIntosh because, in 1984, I was great." was the first officer on the It was Bergstrand who con- scene of the crime," he said. tacted Fredette's family and "We never gave up on this case broke the news. and neither did the attorney He said that Fredette's moth. general's office." er, Gayle Hossack, was in shock at first. Lockyer agreed, saying he understand the impact the After it all sank in, crime has had over the years. Bergstrand said, the woman and her family became very "Even after many years, law emotional, enforcement and criminal jus- "They're very thankful," tice professionals involved Bergstrand said. "I've talked to with this case...remained the family a lot in recent haunted by the viciousness of days." this crime," Lockyer said. Agony felt Continued from page 13A "It's hard to lose anyone. ing her to go anywhere or do When you bury your parents, anything, as I have, you're burying your Gayle and her children had past. When you bury your moved to Portola only six child, you're burying your fu- months before Heidi's death ture," she said. and they did not have a strong Gayle has found it in her support group to help them heart to forgive, although she through those early times, still wants Heidi's murderer to But Bergstrand and Bill and face justice for what he did. Teresa Schroeder, and others Kathryn said she feels a bave kept in contact and made sense of relief, knowing he will sure the family was doing never put another family okay. through what they have been Things had begun to change through. for the better in the last couple Both Gayle and Kathryn of years, urge other families to watch Gayle has become involved over their children constantly. with church and reaffirmed Know where they are at all her faith, times and hold them close. "When I became born again Gayle and Kathryn say they there was an immediate peace always end a conversation by which came over me as inde. expressing their love for one scribable as the agony I had another and each meeting is felt," she said. begun and ended with a hug. She said her congregation, pastor and his family, and the love of God has helped her through the most difficult time in her life and she is truly grateful to all of them. 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