OGDEN -- Eric Millerberg's attorney says the public has yet to hear the whole story of Alexis Rasmussen's death.
"I am eager for the public to understand that everything Dea said on the stand isn't necessarily true," public defender Randall Marshall said in an interview after Eric Millerberg's status conference Tuesday.
Marshall was referring to Dea Millerberg's immunized testimony last month laying the blame for the death of 16-year-old Rasmussen on husband Eric Millerberg.
Eric Millerberg is charged with homicide in the Sept. 11 death of Rasmussen, the couple's baby sitter who police say joined their drug-abusing lifestyle.
At Eric Millerberg's April 9 preliminary hearing, Dea Millerberg testified that Eric injected the fatal doses of methamphetamine and heroin into Rasmussen.
Dea Millerberg is only charged in the hiding of Rasmussen's body, found Oct. 18 in Morgan County.
"The court, the public, has only heard one side of the story, and it's from Dea, and she has motive to lie," Marshall said.
He declined to comment further on where she strayed from the truth, saying the rest of the story would come out at trial.
But Tuesday's hearing before 2nd District Judge Scott Hadley was continued to June 26 without the setting of a trial date.
Marshall has said previously prosecutors have offered a plea bargain in the case, but it doesn't include dropping the first-degree felony homicide charge -- which Marshall reiterated after Tuesday's hearing that his client refuses to plead guilty to.
Marshall said he's still preparing for trial, but he's not ready to set a date.
Eric Millerberg is currently in prison for probation violations from an unrelated drug bust.
Dea Millerberg is out on bail, awaiting trial on her unrelated drug bust from October. Trial is set for May 24-25, with a May 23 pretrial conference before 2nd District Judge W. Brent West.
Her charge of desecration of a corpse stemming from Rasmussen's death is "trailing" the drug case, meaning it will be addressed after the drug trial.
Also trailing is a child endangerment charge filed after her October arrest. It stems from hair follicle testing of her youngest child, then a year old, which came back positive for methamphetamine.
Earlier this year, Dea Millerberg filed for divorce.
Eric Millerberg is contesting the terms of the divorce regarding custody and visitation of their two young daughters, according to court records.
The divorce is set for a status conference June 12 before 2nd District Judge Ernie Jones.