HOUSTON, Texas – The trial for Margaret Mayer is underway.
The 35-year-old is charged with failing to stop and render aid in the death of 24-year-old cyclist Chelsea Norman last year.
Randy Norman, Chelsea's father, says, "We're getting to the point that those who are responsible will finally be held responsible and that that necessary closure but it's the ending of a chapter that's been open for far too long for us."
Michael Payne, Executive Director of BikeHouston, says, "This is important that justice is brought to the person who comitted this crime."
On Sunday night, the cycling community gathered outside of Whole Foods on Waugh, where Norman used to work, to show support. Norman was struck on her bike after having left work, and left to die right down the street by West Gray.
Randy Norman added, "When you get to a family holiday like thanksgiving or christmas, that empty chair hurts a lot more than you would expect."
If convicted, Mayer faces up to 20 years in prison.