- 8Mark "Gator" Rogowski was a professional skateboarder in the 1980's-early 90's who achieved a sense of fame and status until the early 90's when skateboarding moved from the vert-style which he was accustomed to, to street-style; which had the same kind of effect that Bob Dylan going from Folk to Rock had.
This waning of popularity and the changing of his name to "Gator" Mark Anthony (saying that his father was never a real part of his life) are seen as the triggers to his eventful downfall, marked most notably by a conversion to strict born-again Evangelicalism after a dangerous drunken accident in Germany.
During this time, Rogowski also broke-up with his long-term girlfriend, at which point he began to obsessively stalk her and her new boyfriends... aaaand then some crazy(er) s**t started happening.
On March 21, 1991, Rogowski spent the day with old-friend Jessica Bergsten who was later reported missing. Her body was eventually found in the Californian desert, although a proper identification was impossible due to the decomposed state of her body. Rogowski later plead guilty to beating Bergsten with a 'Club,' raping her and stuffing her body in a bag and smothering her with his hand to eventually stop her breathing.
Rogowski was sentenced to 31 years in prison and is first eligible for parole this year, so any ladies out there reading this should definitely watch their online dating habits like a hawk. And clearly, anyone thinking of becoming a born-again should think twice (Gator and De Jesús twice), unless, you know, they like going to jail for murder.
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