Couple Waives Rights To Preliminary Hearing 2-01-2010 - WSMV News 4

Couple Waives Rights To Preliminary Hearing 2-01-2010

A charged with killing their son's fiancee waived their rights Monday to a preliminary hearing.
Steven Beersdorf Sr.'s attorney said they felt nothing would have been gained from laying the facts out in court.
The case will now go straight to the grand jury, which is set to meet later this month.
Investigators spent a week searching for Rose Goggins' body in the Tennessee River. They found last week what appeared to be her remains in Steven and Sylvia Beersdorfs' back yard in Clifton.
"We had information that she was in the river," said Mike Bottoms, district attorney general. "We were looking at all other possibilities, had other information that she might have been somewhere else."
Investigators plan to search the Beersdorfs' property again Tuesday.
The sheriff indicated there had been friction among family members for some time. Authorities mentioned early on that the Beersdorfs might have thought Goggins was going to take their 11-month-old grandson away and prevent them from seeing him.
As for now, the Beersdorfs are still being held without bond. The couple has pleaded not guilty.
Goggins called the sheriff's department about a year ago on Steven Beersdorf Jr. He was charged with domestic assault, but Sheriff Ric Wilson, who spoke with Beersdorf last month, said he didn't think Beersdorf had anything to do with Goggins' death.
"Any trouble they've had has been ironed out," said Wilson.
Steven Beersdorf Jr. is in the National Guard and is set to deploy Feb. 6 for Iraq.

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