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Amy Senser trial opens; stepdaughter to testify for prosecution

Amy Senser will testify in her own defense at her vehicular homicide trial. Her stepdaughter, though, will testify for the prosecution. In opening arguments, a prosecutor said the stepdaughter - worried that she was becoming a suspect - demanded that Amy Senser tell authorities who was driving the SUV that struck and killed a man on an I-94 exit ramp last summer. Amy Senser says she was unaware her vehicle had hit the man.
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Amy Senser will testify in her own defense at her vehicular homicide trial. Her stepdaughter, though, will testify for the prosecution. In opening arguments, a prosecutor said the stepdaughter - worried that she was becoming a suspect - demanded that Amy Senser tell authorities who was driving the SUV that struck and killed a man on an I-94 exit ramp last summer. Amy Senser says she was unaware her vehicle had hit the man.

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