Jurors recessed Tuesday night after more than four hours of deliberating without reaching a verdict in Amy Senser's vehicular homicide case. The jury resumed deliberations Wednesday morning. The twelve men and women are deciding whether the wife of former Viking Joe Senser knew she hit a person on a Minneapolis freeway exist ramp last August. The jurors are being sequestered until they reach a verdict.
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Deliberations are underway in her criminal vehicular homicide trial. The defense rested its case Tuesday morning and each side delivered their closing arguments. Twelve men and women will now decide whether Amy Senser knew she hit a person on a Minneapolis freeway exist ramp last August. The jury will be sequestered until a verdict is reached.
Defense rests in Amy Senser hit-and-run trial, closing arguments to follow
Deliberations could begin Tuesday afternoon and jurors will be sequestered until they reach a verdict. A retired State Patrol investigator was the last witness to testify Tuesday morning in Sener's criminal vehicular homicide trial. She is charged with three counts in the death of Anousone Phanthavong. The Roseville man was standing by his car on a freeway exit ramp in Minneapolis last August when he was struck and killed.
Jurors begin third day of deliberations in Amy Senser fatal hit-and-run trial
The jury spent more than a dozen hours Wednesday behind closed doors without reaching a verdict. They have to decide whether Amy Senser knew she hit and killed someone with her SUV last August. She is facing three felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide. Deliberations began Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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Prosecution rests in Amy Senser's vehicular homicide trial
Prosecutors called two dozen people to the witness stand this week before handing the case over to Amy Senser's defense team Friday afternoon. KSTP reports Senser is expected to take the stand Monday and the jury could begin deliberations by Tuesday. Before adjourning for the weekend, the judge warned jurors he plans to sequester them once deliberations begin.
Amy Senser jury heading into third day of deliberations
Jurors are considering three felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide against Amy Senser. There's also a misdemeanor charge of careless driving. A key point of contention is whether Senser knew she had struck a person on a highway exit ramp in Minneapolis last August.
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