Trial resumes for Utah man accused in teen's death

10:20 AM, Feb 14, 2014   |    comments
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OGDEN, Utah (AP) - The third day of trial is underway for a Utah man accused of injecting his teenage baby sitter with a fatal dose of heroin and methamphetamine during a night of drugs and sex in 2011.

Weber County prosecutors hope to finish their case Friday. They plan to bring a medical examiner, detective and university expert to the stand.

The 38-year-old Eric Millerberg has pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse homicide and unlawful sex charges.

His 40-year-old wife, Dea Millerberg, testified against him earlier this week. She says her husband injected 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen three times with drugs before she died.

Eric Millerberg's attorney has cautioned the jury that the evidence against his client comes largely from Dea Millerberg, who he says is lying to protect herself from prosecution.

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