10th Circuit Judge David Mobley granted a continuance on the grounds that defense counsel did not get a doctor lined up in time to testify for mitigation evidence.

The defense for a man who pleaded guilty to killing his father with a crossbow in his Hannibal home has secured a continuance for a sentencing hearing.

Instead of facing sentencing Thursday, Carl Goldberg will be sentenced on June 7 at the Ralls County Courthouse in New London.

Carl Goldberg pleaded guilty to the charge of second-degree murder Wednesday, Feb. 28. He was expected to go to trial in March.

Goldberg was accused of killing his father, Carl Maxwell, sometime in February 2015. Maxwell's body wasn't discovered until October 2015 in the freezer of a home on Broadway. Goldberg was arrested in Las Vegas and brought back to Marion County, where he has remained since.

10th Circuit Judge David Mobley granted a continuance on the grounds that defense counsel did not get a doctor lined up in time to testify for mitigation evidence.

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 following an argument between the two. According to court documents, Maxwell had in the past intended to file charges against Goldberg for theft. Goldberg was made Maxwell's power of attorney following Maxwell's discharge from a local long-term care facility.