Ogden Man Ordered To Stand Trial For Death Of A Babysitter
Ogden, Utah (KMVT-TV) Three times in the final hours of Alexis Rasmussen’s life, Eric Millerberg injected the girl with a combination of drugs that led to the North Ogden teenager’s fatal overdose last September, witnesses testified in court Monday.
In a report in today’s Salt Lake Tribune, the newspaper says the most damning testimony against the 36-year-old Millerberg came from his wife, Dea Millerberg, who took the witness stand during the preliminary hearing in 2nd District Court and described how 16-year-old Alexis’ occasional babysitting job transformed into a friendship centered on drugs.
The report said at first, the Millerbergs paid Alexis and a friend in Xanax for their services, according to testimony. But eventually the girl began asking about methamphetamine — another drug the Millerbergs used. Dea Millerberg said her husband showed Alexis how to smoke it using a light bulb.
Friends said Eric Millerberg saw himself as a protector of young users. Prosecutors say he killed a child.