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Separate trials denied for couple accused of killing taxi driver

Separate trials denied for couple accused of killing taxi driver

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 12, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A judge has denied a motion requesting separate trials for the man and woman accused of killing taxi driver Keith Goldberg.

Georgene "Cookie" Ross and her husband, Christopher Ross, appeared in a Las Vegas court Wednesday morning.

Georgene had been dating Keith Goldberg prior to his disappearance on Jan. 31, 2012.

According to police, the trouble began about a year before his disappearance. Goldberg had been living with Georgene at the Wildhorse Estates until she went back to her estranged husband, Christopher.

Goldberg then moved in with a friend and co-worker.

Police believe that Christopher fought with Goldberg the night he disappeared.

His body was eventually discovered in April, more than a year after his disappearance, in the Lake Mead Recreational Area.

Georgene and Christopher were arrested shortly after Goldberg's disappearance.

Goldberg's empty car was found shortly after his disappearance near the Stratosphere but there was no indication as to his location.

Red Rock Search and Rescue assisted with the search for Goldberg on several occasions. However, they were prevent from searching near Lake Mead until recently because of policy.

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