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Mother says she cries over daughter's death daily

Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:36 p.m. MDT

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CBAX
Provo, UT

Alright everyone, I wonder how many he spends in there with the 6 - infinity sentencing.

Any guesses?

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

What does "6 years to life" actually mean? When do they decide the exact duration of the sentence? As they go along? The difference between 6 years and life, for him, could be 30-40 years....

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Justice has not been served.
The verdict was correct, but the sentence is a joke.

U-tar
Woodland Hills, UT

Should be 6 light years to life.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

@Mike in Sandy

6 years to life means he is not eligible for parole until he has served 6 years of this sentence. Given the fact that he was on probation when this crime was committed, most likely he will not have his first parole hearing for a couple of decades, probably longer.

Most people convicted of 1st degree Murder serve at least 20 to 25 years before their 1st parole hearing. Please keep in mind that simply because they are eligible for parole or even have a hearing does not mean they will be released. I'm guessing the parole board will make this a life sentence.

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

I predict he will never be released. And I'm good with that. Anything less than life would be an injustice to the victim and family. The 6 years to life sentence opens the door for the justice system to spend many tens of thousands of additional expense dollars to review and revisit the sentence. That is an unfortunate waste in all of this, just like the senseless murder.

yarrlydarb
Ogden, UT

"The circumstances of this case are a bit suspect to begin with," Marshall said. "All the blame now rests on Mr. Millerberg for this death. … He essentially is being saddled with all the burden, all the responsibility for Lexi's death as if he was the only one involved."

I say, Oh, the poor boy. He didn't mean any harm. Just because he took horrendous advantage of a vulnerable child of 16 or 17, why shouldn't be held totally accountable?

This whole case all begs the age-old question, "How can a competent defense attorney be so unfeeling and make such ridiculous statements?"

To defend his client to the best of his ability shouldn't justify his making statements geared to persuade a jury from focusing on the real point of the trial. It borders on irresponsibility and a mockery of justice.

The man did what he did of his own volition and to characterize such actions an an accident is tantamount to calling the jury members mindless and more than just gullible. "They'll believe anything I tell them."

That Millerberg even has the possibility of someday getting out of prison makes a rational human beings cringe.

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