One year to the day after Amy Senser hit and killed a Minneapolis chef with her car on a darkened interstate off-ramp, family and friends of Anousone Phanthavong plan to gather near the crash site, some for the first time since that night, KSTP reports.
Amy Senser's attorney filed an appeal Friday over Senser's conviction in the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. The 33-page filing in Hennepin County District Court alleges nearly a dozen "abuses of discretion" by the trial judge and seeks her release from jail during the appeals process. Senser was sentenced last month to 3 1/2 years at the Minnesota women's prison in Shakopee.
In an interview with ABC, the 28-year-old stepdaughter of Amy Senser said the case against her stepmother has been "heart-breaking." She said it has been difficult for both her family and the family of the man Amy Senser was convicted of hitting and killing on a freeway ramp. Brittani Senser also said she did not "force" her stepmother to take responsibility for the crime.
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.
A Hennepin County District Court judge said Amy Senser must serve at least two-thirds of her sentence behind bars for the fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a Roseville man last August on a freeway exit ramp in Minneapolis. In May, a jury convicted the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser on two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Amy Senser will be sentenced Monday morning in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Roseville man last August on a freeway exit ramp in Minneapolis. In May, a jury convicted the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser of two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Prosecutors want the judge to send Senser to prison for nearly five years. Her defense attorney has asked for probation.
Amy Senser is set to be to be sentenced Monday on two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Anousone Phanthavong's death. The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser could get up to four years in prison, although her defense attorney says probation is appropriate.
Her lawyer argues probation would be an appropriate sentence for Amy Senser, who is "deeply remorseful" about killing a many with her SUV last summer. Her vehicular homicide conviction could get Senser up to four years in prison when she's sentenced on Monday.
A series of e-mail exchanges between key legal players in Amy Senser's fatal hit-and-run case reveals last-minute maneuvering for plea deals and a trove of exhibits never presented at trial, including a state trooper's detailed report describing turmoil and allegiance among her friends.
Joel Lehman, who also owns and operates Trattoria Da Vinci in St. Paul’s Lowertown, tells Sun Thisweek he plans to revive the site with a new bar and grill. Renovations on the new Eagan eatery -- Lone Oak Grill -- are underway and should be complete by the end of July. Joe Senser's Sports Grill and Bar closed last fall after Amy Senser was charged in the hit-and-run death of a man in Minneapolis last summer. She was convicted last month of criminal vehicular homicide.