PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Opening statements are getting underway in the Brittany Miles murder trial in Hernando County.
Miles is charged with hitting and killing a motorcyclist in Hernando County in 2011.
That happened just minutes after she escaped from a Pasco County deputy during a traffic stop.
That deputy was hurt when miles allegedly took off and dragged the deputy along-side her truck.
In December, she was sentenced to 15 years in a Pasco prison for that incident.
During the high speed chase, authorities say she hit and killed a motorcyclist, 67-year-old Henry McCain.
On Monday prosecutors rejected a plea deal of 15-years in a Pasco prison offered by Miles' attorney.
If she is found guilty of murder, she faces a life in prison sentence.
A dive team from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was called to University Square Mall on Tuesday afternoon after a suspected shoplifter jumped into a pond and disappeared. Deputies say a suspect was later arrested.