Photos of victim bring Senser to tears in hit-and-run trial

Jurors in the Amy Senser trial saw photos of the man who was struck and killed on a highway exit ramp last August. Senser has admitted driving the SUV that hit the man but says she did not realize she had struck anyone. Also Tuesday, Senser's stepdaughter testified the family kept her in the dark about the incident for days.
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Jurors in the Amy Senser trial saw photos of the man who was struck and killed on a highway exit ramp last August. Senser has admitted driving the SUV that hit the man but says she did not realize she had struck anyone. Also Tuesday, Senser's stepdaughter testified the family kept her in the dark about the incident for days.

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Former Vikings star Joe Senser testified at his wife's vehicular homicide trial Wednesday, saying Amy Senser told him she'd hit a construction cone or barrel. After seeing news reports that a man was struck and killed on an I-94 exit ramp, Joe Sener says his wife told him she had used that ramp but was not involved in the incident. Earlier, an expert testified that 45 messages were deleted from Amy Senser's phone the day after the hit-and-run.

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Family members of Anousone Phanthavong say he was a peaceful man who would have forgiven Amy Senser. At her sentencing hearing, a tearful Senser apologized to the family and hugged Phanthavong's mother, saying she never saw Phanthavong on the night she struck and killed him with her SUV.

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One juror deeply believed Amy Senser

Up until the very end, at least one juror believed Amy Senser's version of what happened the night she struck and killed a man in a hit-and-run crash on a Minneapolis freeway ramp, according to interviews with some of the jurors, the Pioneer Press reports.

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.