Carl Goldberg accused of killing his father and leaving the corpse in a freezer

A jury trial is rapidly approaching for a man accused of killing his father with a crossbow, then storing his body in a freezer in a Hannibal home. Carl Goldberg will appear before a jury in Monroe County on a change a venue from Marion County beginning on March 7. He is accused in the 2015 death of Carl Maxwell and faces a second degree murder charge and an armed criminal action charge.

Three days have been allotted for the trial.

Goldberg was charged in January 2016, months after Maxwell's body was found in the freezer of a home in the 2000 block of Broadway in October 2015. Prosecutors believe Maxwell died in February 2015 after Goldberg “snapped” and shot Maxwell once in the head and once in the chest with the crossbow.

Goldberg, then of Las Vegas, returned to Nevada until U.S. Marshals questioned him and held him in October 2015.

Goldberg had been held on a charge of exploitation of the elderly — a charge dismissed before Judge John J. Jackson in Marion County Associate Court at a preliminary hearing in January 2016. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David N. Clayton filed the murder and armed criminal action charges later in the day, which carry a potential punishment of up to two life sentences, Clayton said.

Goldberg was granted a change of venue in June 2016.

Judge David Mobley will preside over the case. Clayton will represent the state. Goldberg is being represented by public defender Jennifer Richardson.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Feb. 20.