KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The trial of a man accused of killing two law enforcement officers continued on Thursday after being delayed due to Hurricane Dorian.
Everett Miller, 47, is accused of gunning down two Kissimmee police officers two years ago. Officer Matthew Baxter, 26, and Sergeant Sam Howard, 36, were responding to a call of suspicious activity in downtown Kissimmee, when a scuffle led to the officers being shot. Neither officer was able to fire their weapons. After an extensive search, Miller was found hiding in a nearby bar.
Jury selection began on August 19th. So far, Miller has sat quietly between his attorneys at the defense table, seemingly paying close attention to all the proceedings. He even appeared to be taking notes at times.
On Thursday, an officer who responded on the night of shootings described how she tried to save the lives of her colleagues.
Miller is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.