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Joe Senser: Wife Amy 'should pay' for crime

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Former Viking Joe Senser tells KARE 11 that his wife deserves punishment for a fatal hit-and-run in 2011, but he still strongly objects to the way she was prosecuted by Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman.

Joe Senser spoke to KARE 11 in an interview aired on the day that a judge rejected his wife Amy's appeal.

Senser is about 10 months into a 41-month sentence after being convicted in the death of Anousone Phanthavong.

"I believe Amy Senser should pay for what had happened in my heart of hearts," Joe Senser tells KARE.

In the interview, Senser speaks compassionately about Phanthavong. And Senser rails against Freeman for trying the case in the court of public opinion. Freeman declined comment.

Senser had similarly harsh words for the prosecutor during a press conference in September.

Here's KARE's interview:

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