OGDEN -- February trial dates for Eric Millerberg were affirmed Tuesday on his charges in the drug overdose death of his children's baby sitter.
He is charged with child abuse homicide and related offenses in the death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen in September 2011.
In June, Millerberg's July trial was bumped to Feb. 10-21 in 2nd District Court after the defense sought the delay at the discovery of hair-strand testing done by the state Division of Child and Family Services as part of juvenile court proceedings regarding Millerberg's children.
After Tuesday's hearing before Judge Scott Hadley, Millerberg's public defender, Randall Marshall, said the tests of his client's hair proved negative for the presence of drugs.
He declined further detail.
"I'm not going to comment on my strategy of the case," Marshall said.
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith also declined comment.
Just last week, wife Dea Millerberg's trial, set for later this month, was rescheduled to April 3-4.
That trial relates to prescription drug fraud charges, with her charge from Rasmussen's death still pending trial.
Dea Millerberg is only charged with helping to hide the body of Rasmussen. Such rescheduling is routine for prosecutors to request to ensure Dea Millerberg's cooperation at her husband's trial.
She testified at his preliminary hearing last year that he injected a fatal mix of heroin and methamphetamine into the teen. The couple panicked and hid her body in a remote part of Morgan County, according to the charges. Police located the remains five weeks later.