Utah man found guilty of teen babysitter’s murder

Eric Millerberg enters the courtroom during his trial, 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)
Eric Millerberg enters the courtroom during his trial, 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 has found a Utah man guilty of child abuse homicide in the death of a teenage baby sitter who prosecutors say died as the result of the man giving her a lethal dose of drugs.

The eight-person jury reached its verdict two hours after they were given the case.

Eric Millerberg was also found guilty of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, obstruction of justice and desecration of a dead body.

Prosecutors told jurors that the 38-year-old injected 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen with heroin and methamphetamine during a night of drugs and sex that also included Millerberg’s wife, Dea Millerberg. She testified against her husband in the three-day trial.

Defense attorneys told jurors they shouldn’t believe testimony from Dea Millerberg.

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