Mother says her son was paid drugs for baby-sitting for couple investigated in Alexis Rasmussen's death

Warrants describe Millerberg home as 'crash pad' for teens

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 3, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    Druggies will tell you that illegal drugs never hurt anyone while conveniently waiting you to forget victims.

  • Bob Bruce Stamford, CT
    Nov. 3, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    From all I've seen in life, 90% of the killings and murders involve drugs and sex. I'm sorry this little girl got caught up in the former. Maybe it will help us all help others in avoiding this dangerous trap.

  • codger Southwest Utah, UT
    Nov. 3, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    "Rooster" should be fried.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Nov. 3, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Dope in exchange for sitting... now that's a heck of a deal.

  • Cora Smith BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 3, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Sadly, only one out of ten addicts ever get sober and stay that way.
    Stay away from drugs kids. Stay away from a life that has no happy endings. If you choose to use, you will end up first living on the street, then either in prison or dead. No success stories have ever been written about a drug user.
    There are some great ways of dealing with the stress of growing up. Please try anything else.

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    Sounds like the State parole officers were doing one heck of a job watching over this guy! NOT ...

  • Charlemagne Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2011 10:35 a.m.

    It may well be that Alexia died of an overdose administered by Millerberg rather than being murdered. But whatever happened he is not the kind of person that 16 year old girls should be hanging around with.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    This should be a wake up call for those who want to liberalize illegal pharmaceuticals. Alexis paid with her life because they were available.

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 3, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    If there are any other siblings in the home, its time for CPS to investigate and determine whether they, too, are using drugs and whether a different environment may be better for them. This whole thing is very sad, but if there are other children someone needs to step in and help them.

  • Timp South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    No mention of the parents in this... Did they know about these guys being bad news or truly didn't know that her daughter was babysitting for a bunch of drug dealers/addicts?

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 2, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Drugs and the drug culture wreck so much havoc and damage in our society that I am amazed our drug laws do not reflect this. Many people think that drug abuse is a victimless crime. Alexis was a beautiful young lady. I am sure she was a joy to her family. They certainly had dreams for her future just like every parent does for their children.

    I know of a young man who was a 4.0 student, a promising athlete and about to graduate from high school. He went to a restaurant with his family and put some sugar in a cup of coffee. He died seconds after he had his first sip. Somebody had mixed a lethal drug into the sugar and left. They never found out who.

    I think that Singapore has the right idea about how to treat drug dealers and users. If we cared more about the victims than the pushers we would do the same here.

  • mominthetrenches South Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 2, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    I echo what Valiant Defender states, in that those on both sides of my family who have dealt with depression, prescription drug or alcohol addiction, they are pretty much so hopeless and desparate for their next fix to escape life or pain. It is so intense that unreasonable, sleazy behavior isn't so unreasonable anymore if they can get relief from even the shadiest of characters!

    @ Chris B-just FYI, the LDS members are free to behave however they want, but they take on covenants at baptism and in their temples, to name a few. Should they violate those covenants in any way, they must also know that there are consequences for their choices. We also believe in justice being carried out with the help of a merciful Savior after we've done all we can do.

    Hopefully the family is deriving some kind of comfort from their religious beliefs--it is truly gut-wrenching to think of all who are involved and what has happened to this once lovely girl!

  • ClarkKent Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 2, 2011 5:52 p.m.

    This whole thing just makes me sick. So many people failed this young girl -- people who should have been watching out for her. Just makes me sick.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Nov. 2, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Shocked and saddened to see how Alexis was involved in the drug culture.
    Haven't read previous ariticles where her parents were aware of her "habit".
    Heart breaking all around.

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    This lovely girl is in a good place now. She was on a collision course but we don't know why. God will take care of her. She is happy.

  • ValiantDefender Herriman, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    From a depressed perspective, sometime life at home seems worse than the possible dangers of drugs and all that goes along with it. Once addiction comes a greater sense of hopelessness and self loathing - along with a hunger to fill the addiction.

    The unthinkable becomes thinkable. As an earlier poster mentioned, this case involves many tragedies and outrageous activities. As an armed security officer, I got to see many young adults lives worn away by drug abuse. The inner destruction is reflected in their haunted eyes, broken and bleeding skin and horrific living conditions. In the cases I got to work with personally, these kids are one step away from homelessness and feel like they have no where to turn.

    Kids need to know their options. Emancipation, adoption, state help, etc. Getting their parents help, getting themselves help, etc.

    Another beautiful young life was destroyed.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    Who ever is found to have murdered this poor girl, either life in prison no parole or the death penalty. My taxes at work, and I consider them well spent.

  • Vince Clortho S_SPRINGS, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    Well said Okieland. I know it's tough for young people to understand, but there are many reasons parents etc who care for kids try to steer them away from this kind of thing.

    It's not a very glamorous or happy lifestyle as the Millerbergs so aptly display.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Nov. 2, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    There are so many victims in the sad story. Besides Alexis and her family and friends, there are the others who were sold drugs, or paid with drugs, and the wretched example the Millerburgs furnished for anyone associated with them. Where are their children? They are certainly victims, and need a new start in life with real parents.

  • Okieland Edmond, Ok
    Nov. 2, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    All those teens out there who think Rx drug abuse is the 'safe side' of drug abuse...think again. Weather it is using, dealing, or setting up deals for others. It didn't turn out so good for Alexis. Don't go there kids, don't even consider 'giving it a try'.

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Nov. 2, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    I can't wait to see this cowardly "white supremacist" and his wife in prison forever for killing her. This couple clearly cannot be productive members of society and were committing all kinds of frauds, then murder. They will be able to think about it for many many years. Though looking at them I don't think they really care, people who kill have no conscience.