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Amy Senser's stepdaughter: 'She's there because of the crime she committed'

In an interview with ABC, the 28-year-old stepdaughter of Amy Senser said the case against her stepmother has been "heart-breaking." She said it has been difficult for both her family and the family of the man Amy Senser was convicted of hitting and killing on a freeway ramp. Brittani Senser also said she did not "force" her stepmother to take responsibility for the crime.
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The stepdaughter of Amy Senser in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday said she believes Amy Senser needed to take responsibility for the accident.

"I think she is there (jail) because of the crime that she committed," Brittani Senser told ABC.

Amy Senser, the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for striking and killing Anousone Phanthavong on a dark freeway ramp.

Brittani Senser, an aspiring pop singer who testified against her stepmother, has written a song inspired by the family turmoil. WCCO noted that she released a single called "Straight Jacket" on Tuesday. The defense team in the case had questioned Brittani Senser's motives and suggested she was testifying against her stepmother to advance her career. The interview:

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