Major cases 'weigh down' Weber County attorney's office

Thursday , January 19, 2012 - 9:28 AM

OGDEN -- Handling three major cases at the same time is having an impact on the Weber County attorney’s office.

"We’re maxed out," County Attorney Dee Smith said today.

Smith made the comments following a court hearing on drug charges for Dea Millerberg, a person of interest in the Alexis Rasmussen homicide case.

The three cases are the shooting that led to the death of Ogden police officer Jared Francom, the disappearance and death of Rasmussen and last summer’s fatal boating accident at Pinveview Reservoir.

Smith said his office had been close to making some decisions on the Rasmussen case. "But with everything in the last two weeks, we had to deal with the shooting right then."

The three cases "are weighing down the staff," Smith said.

At today’s status hearing for Millerberg, a trial date was set for May 24-25 on drug charges unrelated to the Rasmussen case.

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This story has been updated here: www.standard.net/stories/2012/01/18/weber-county-attorneys-office-feeling-weight-3-major-cases

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