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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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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