A judge on Friday rejected a motion to dismiss criminal charges against Amy Senser. Her attorney had filed a motion arguing that the state lacked sufficient evidence to establish probable cause in the hit-and-run death of a Minneapolis man.
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Amy Senser expected to plead not guilty in court this morning
The Star Tribune reports Amy Senser, wife of former Viking Joe Senser, is expected to attend a hearing this morning in the hit-and-run death of a Minneapolis chef. Her lawyer says she'll plead not guilty. She is charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide.
Evidence in Senser's hit-and-run case made public
The judge has released photos and hundreds of text messages shown to jurors during the trial that ended last Thursday. Amy Senser was convicted on two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for the accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong last August. Senser will be sentenced on July 9.
Judge: Amy Senser to stand trial on criminal charges
Senser's attorney filed a motion to dismiss the charges against her in a hit-and-run death. The county attorney's office filed a memo opposing that move, saying sufficient evidence exists to establish probable cause. On Friday, a judge ruled the charges will stand and the trial will proceed.
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.
Jury note emerges in Senser's hit-and-run case
Before Amy Senser's guilty verdicts were delivered in court last week, jurors asked the judge to read a note in court. It said, "We believe, she believed she hit a car or a vehicle and not a person." The note was entered into the case docket, but not read out loud.
Amy Senser's attorney appeals conviction in hit-and-run death
Amy Senser's attorney filed an appeal Friday over Senser's conviction in the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. The 33-page filing in Hennepin County District Court alleges nearly a dozen "abuses of discretion" by the trial judge and seeks her release from jail during the appeals process. Senser was sentenced last month to 3 1/2 years at the Minnesota women's prison in Shakopee.
Criminal charges proceeding in Amy Senser case
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office continues to work toward an April trial date. The county attorney recently filed a memo to oppose a move to dismiss the case against Amy Senser, who is facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run. Senser's defense attorney in February had filed a motion to have the case dismissed.
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