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Dea Millerberg divorcing husband charged in Rasmussen death

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A northern Utah woman has filed for divorce from her husband who is charged in the death of the couple's 16-year-old baby sitter.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A northern Utah woman has filed for divorce from her husband who is charged in the death of the couple's 16-year-old baby sitter.

The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports an attorney for Dea Millerberg filed a petition seeking her divorce from Eric Millerberg in Ogden's 2nd District Court on Thursday.

The petition was filed the same day Dea Millerberg, 38, of North Ogden, was booked into jail on a felony desecration of a body charge. She was released the same day.

No response to the petition has been filed from an attorney for Eric Millerberg and no hearings are set in the case.

The Millerbergs are facing separate felony charges in the case involving the death of their baby sitter, Alexis Rasmussen.

Rasmussen was last seen Sept. 10, when she was caring for the Millerberg's two young daughters. Her body was found in a shallow Morgan County grave on Oct. 18.

Weber County prosecutors say Rasmussen died from an overdose after ingesting drugs provided by Eric Millerberg.

Eric Millerberg, 36, has been charged with felony child abuse homicide, obstruction of justice, unlawful sexual activity with a minor and abuse or desecration of a human body in connection with Rasmussen's death.

He's not yet entered a plea to the charges. A hearing is set for Tuesday in Ogden.

Eric Millerberg is being held at the Utah State Prison. His probation on an unrelated drug conviction was revoked.

Dea Millerberg is charged only with the abuse or desecration charge. Prosecutors say that's because her involvement was "minimal" compared to her husband's role.

She has not yet entered a plea to the charges. An Ogden court hearing is set for Feb. 22.

Separately, Dea Millerberg has pleaded not guilty to prescription drug fraud and child endangerment charges that authorities say stem from the investigation into Rasmussen's initial disappearance. A trial is set for May 24.

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Information from: Deseret News

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