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Senser pleads not guilty to latest charge as pre-trial arguments wind down

Amy Senser's vehicular homicide trial is set to begin next week. In an afternoon of pre-trial sparring, Senser pleaded not guilty to a charge alleging gross negligence. The judge refused to dismiss two of the charges against her. Senser says she was unaware that her SUV had struck someone on the night a man was killed while putting gas in his car on an I-94 exit ramp.
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Amy Senser's vehicular homicide trial is set to begin next week. In an afternoon of pre-trial sparring, Senser pleaded not guilty to a charge alleging gross negligence. The judge refused to dismiss two of the charges against her. Senser says she was unaware that her SUV had struck someone on the night a man was killed while putting gas in his car on an I-94 exit ramp.

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