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Woman pleads guilty to desecrating babysitter’s body

Posted at 10:04 AM, Jun 11, 2014

OGDEN, Utah -- A woman accused of helping to hide the body of her babysitter pleaded guilty Wednesday morning.

Dea Millerberg, 41, had been charged with causing or permitting a child or vulnerable adult to be exposed to a controlled substance and abuse or desecration of a human body. Both charges are third-degree felonies.

Millerberg's husband, Eric Millerberg, was sentenced to prison in March after he was found guilty of several charges in connection with the September 11, 2011 death of Alexis Rasmussen.

Eric Millerberg was convicted of giving Alexis a lethal combination of heroin and methamphetamine.  When she died of an overdose, prosecutors alleged the couple dumped Alexis’ body off I-84 in Morgan County.

Alexis' badly decomposed body was found 38 days later, hidden in brush off the Taggart exit in Morgan County.

Dea Millerberg also pleaded guilty Wednesday to a prescription drug charge unrelated to the Alexis Rasmussen case. She is scheduled for sentencing on August 21.