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Utah man gets prison for up to life for baby sitter’s death

Eric Millerberg gets maximum sentence for injecting baby sitter with lethal drug dose.



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When they returned, they found Alexis was not breathing. Dea Millerberg, who was at the time a licensed nurse, said she attempted CPR, but the girl never responded.

In a panic, the Millerbergs weighed their options. Ultimately, they decided to dump the teen in a remote part of Morgan County near the Taggart exit of Interstate 84.

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Marshall did not call any witnesses to the stand during the trial on behalf of Eric Millerberg, but attacked Dea Millerberg’s testimony in his closing argument, saying it was inconsistent.

Eric Millerberg did not testify in his own defense at trial.

Alexis was missing for 38 days before Eric Millerberg’s friend, Eric "Peanut" Smith, broke the case for police. He testified that he helped Eric Millerberg move the girl’s body on Sept. 12, 2011 — a day after the Millerbergs initially dumped it.

Smith led police back to the girl’s badly decomposed body in October 2011.

The girl was found with her legs folded against her in a fetal position, her lower half stuffed into a garbage bag.

Dea Millerberg, 40, is charged with third-degree felony desecration of a human body related to the girl’s death. She has a scheduling hearing on March 26. She was granted "use immunity" in her husband’s trial, meaning her testimony can’t be used against her.

Charges were never filed against Smith, who made a deal with police in exchange for leading them to the girl’s body.

jmiller@ sltrib.com


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