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Utah man charged with murder denied parole in forgery case

Published October 30, 2013 5:05 pm

Courts • Millerberg, convicted on credit-card fraud, still awaits trial in baby sitter's death.
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A North Ogden man charged with the 2011 murder of his teenage babysitter had his parole rejected for another year — though this is for a forgery conviction.

Eric Millerberg, 38, was arrested in October 2011 and returned to the Utah State Prison on probation violations related to a 2010 forgery case.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole held a hearing earlier this month regarding a possible parole date for Millerberg. On Wednesday, the board denied him parole until at least October 2014, when they will reconvene to discuss the possibility again, said board spokesman Jim Hatch.

Millerberg was charged last year in 2nd District Court with first-degree felony child abuse homicide for allegedly killing his 16-year-old baby sitter, Alexis Rasmussen, in September 2011. He is also charged with obstruction of justice, desecration of a human body and having unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

Millerberg's wife, Dea Millerberg, testified last April at her husband's preliminary hearing that Eric Millerberg injected a fatal mix of heroin and methamphetamine into Rasmussen in September 2011. After Rasmussen died, the couple panicked and dumped her body in a remote part of Morgan County. Police located Rasmussen's body five weeks after she disappeared.

Dea Millerberg, 40, is charged with desecration of a human body related to the girl's death.

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