Ogden man to request change of venue in child abuse homicide case
Courts • Sixteen-year-old baby sitter was injected with fatal mix of heroin and methamphetamine.
Published: December 18, 2012 12:13PM
Updated: April 2, 2013 08:33PM
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Alexis Rasmussen. (Courtesy North Ogden Police Department)

Ogden • An attorney for Eric Millerberg — accused in the death of his children’s 16-year-old babysitter last year — said Tuesday he intends to file for change of venue, due to publicity in the case.

Millerberg, 37, is charged in 2nd District Court with first-degree felony child abuse homicide in the September 2011 death of Alexis Rasmussen.

He also is charged with felony counts of obstructing justice, desecrating a body and having unlawful sexual activity with a minor,

A six-day trial is set for July 22.

Millerberg’s wife, Dea Millerberg, 39, is charged with desecration of a human body related to the girl’s death.

No trial date has been set for Dea Millerberg.

Dea Millerberg testified in April at her husband’s preliminary hearing that he injected a fatal mix of heroin and methamphetamine into the teen and that the couple, in a panic, then dumped the girl’s body in a remote part of Morgan County.

jmiller@sltrib.com