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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.
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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.

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