Defense lawyer Eric Nelson has filed a motion asking a judge to prohibit the subject during Amy Senser's upcoming trial later. She is charged with criminal vehicular homicide after a fatal hit-and-run last summer. Jury selection is set to start April 23.
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Attorneys in Senser case argue over whether change of venue is needed
Amy Senser's lawyer says publicity about the vehicular homicide charges against her -- prosecutors' comments, in particular -- will prevent her from getting a fair trial in Minneapolis. Eric Nelson says the case should be moved to Willmar, Minnesota. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman argues there's no need to move next month's trial.
Amy Senser's attorney confident she will be cleared
The attorney for Amy Senser says his client will be cleared of vehicular homicide charges following an August hit-and-run that killed a Roseville man. Eric Nelson points to what he says is new evidence that will work in his client's favor.
Amy Senser denies she received chemical dependency treatment
In an affidavit filed Friday, Senser's attorney claims there is no evidence his client was drunk when she hit and killed a man last year. Prosecutors have asked a judge to release Senser's medical records because they believe she may have received drug treatment after the crash. A judge is expected to make a ruling next month on the motion to dismiss the case. Senser is charged with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Judge refuses to move Amy Senser trial out of Minneapolis
Her lawyer wanted Amy Senser's vehicular homicide trial moved away from the Twin Cities, arguing publicity would make it impossible to seat an impartial jury. Judge Daniel Mabley rejected the request. He did not elaborate on the reason, but indicated he will explain before the trial begins on April 23rd.
Prosecutors say Amy Senser admitted drinking before hit-and-run
Prosecutors claim the wife of former Viking Joe Senser told one of her daughters that she had been drinking before she fatally struck a man along a freeway on-ramp in Minneapolis. She was in court on Monday for her last plea before jury selection in a criminal vehicular homicide case.
KSTP among TV stations subpoenaed by Amy Senser's attorney
KSTP reports the subpoena was entered into the court file Wednesday and asks for "raw audio and video footage" of interviews with jurors following Amy Senser's criminal vehicular homicide trial. The wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser was convicted of two felonies and is scheduled to be sentenced July 9. Her attorney is working on an appeal.
Judge will hear Senser's move for a new trial next week
A May 31st court hearing is scheduled for Amy Senser's lawyer to argue that her vehicular homicide conviction should either be overturned or she should be given a new trial. Senser has a July 9th sentencing date.
Prosecutors in Senser trial want Florida doctor flown in to testify
Prosecutors contend former Viking Joe Senser admitted to the doctor that his wife, Amy, knew she had hit someone the night Anousone Phanthavong was killed along Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. Amy Senser's vehicular homicide trial is scheduled to begin on April 23.
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