State rests in the Brittany Miles murder trial in Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Both the state and defense have rested their cases in the Brittany Miles murder trial in Hernando County.  

Jurors are now deliberating the case.

Miles is charged with hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2011.

That happened just minutes after she escaped from a Pasco County deputy during a traffic stop.

That deputy was hurt when Miles 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.

During court Thursday morning, Miles tried to apologize to the McCain family saying it was an accident, but the prosecutor objected.

If she is found guilty of murder, she faces a life in prison sentence.

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