Attorney wants change of venue in case of teenager's death

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OGDEN — Attorneys want out of Weber County for the trial of a North Ogden man accused in the overdose death of his family's teenage babysitter.

Defense attorney Randy Marshall told the Standard-Examiner he can't think of many cases that have had more publicity than this one. So, he told 2nd District Judge Scott Hadley he will file a motion to move the trial for Eric Millerberg. Marshall is quoted as saying, "Common sense dictates that this case requires a change of venue."

Alexis Rasmussen, 16, disappeared in September 2011 and a large search for her followed. A tip led to Rasmussen's body, which was found in a remote area of Morgan County in October 2011.

Earlier this year, Dea Millerberg testified against her husband. She told the court she was present when Eric injected Rasmussen with the drugs that led to her death. She said she and her husband then dumped the body.

Prosecutors gave her immunity on that issue in exchange for her testimony. The defense plans to attack Dea Millerberg's testimony, saying she had reason to lie about what happened.

Oral arguments on the change of venue are scheduled for February. The trial is tentatively set to begin in late July.

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