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Judge: Amy Senser to stand trial on criminal charges

Senser's attorney filed a motion to dismiss the charges against her in a hit-and-run death. The county attorney's office filed a memo opposing that move, saying sufficient evidence exists to establish probable cause. On Friday, a judge ruled the charges will stand and the trial will proceed.
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Senser's attorney filed a motion to dismiss the charges against her in a hit-and-run death. The county attorney's office filed a memo opposing that move, saying sufficient evidence exists to establish probable cause. On Friday, a judge ruled the charges will stand and the trial will proceed.

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