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Suspect in Rasmussen death wants a change of venue

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 22:24:06-04

OGDEN, Utah – The man accused of killing 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen is asking for a change of venue.

Lawyers for Eric Millerberg want his trial to be moved from Weber County to Summit or Salt Lake County. They say the community has become more close-knit since Rasmussen was reported missing.

Prosecutors say Millerberg injected Rasmussen with a lethal dose of methamphetamine and heroin, then dumped her body in a remote canyon.

Millerberg faces multiple charges, including child abuse homicide and desecration of a body.