Eric Millerberg, left, and his defense attorneys Haylee Mills, center, and Randall Marshall listen to opening statements by Deputy Weber County prosecuting attorney Chris Shaw, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Ogden, Utah. Millerberg has been charged with injecting his 16-year-old baby sitter, Alexis Rasmussen, with a fatal dose of heroin and methamphetamine, then taking his wife and infant daughter along to dump Rasmussen’s body near a river. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten, Pool)
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A jury Friday found a Utah man guilty of child abuse homicide in the death of a teenage baby sitter who prosecutors say died after the man gave her a lethal dose of drugs during a night of drugs and sex that also included the man’s wife.
The eight jurors reached their verdict about two hours after they were given the case. Eric Millerberg, 38, was also found guilty of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, obstruction of justice and desecration of a dead body in the 2011 death of Alexis Rasmussen, 16.
Sentencing was set for March 18.
During a three-day trial, prosecutors brought detectives, medical examiners, prisoners and Millerberg’s wife, Dea Millerberg, to the stand to show that he recklessly Login to read more