Jury

Prison or Probation? Amy Senser to learn punishment Monday

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.

Michael Foods ordered to pay $5.8M

A federal jury found Minnetonka-based Michael Foods infringed on three patents of Illinois-based National Pasteurized Eggs involving pasteurized shell egg production. Twin Cities Business reports jurors also determined three of Michael Foods' patents were invalid. The company says it is "“surprised and disappointed with the jury’s verdict" and is considering an appeal.

Three men convicted in Minnesota's second-largest Ponzi scheme

A federal jury in Minneapolis found Jason "Bo" Beckman, Gerald Durand and Patrick Kiley guilty of all charges for their role in helping convicted fraudster Trevor Cook. Each defendant was facing numerous counts of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Their massive international scheme took $194 million from more than 700 people. Cook is serving a 25-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud in 2010.

KSTP among TV stations subpoenaed by Amy Senser's attorney

KSTP reports the subpoena was entered into the court file Wednesday and asks for "raw audio and video footage" of interviews with jurors following Amy Senser's criminal vehicular homicide trial. The wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser was convicted of two felonies and is scheduled to be sentenced July 9. Her attorney is working on an appeal.

Jury note emerges in Senser's hit-and-run case

Before Amy Senser's guilty verdicts were delivered in court last week, jurors asked the judge to read a note in court. It said, "We believe, she believed she hit a car or a vehicle and not a person." The note was entered into the case docket, but not read out loud.

Settlement reached in Senser civil case

The Associated Press is reporting that a settlement was announced Friday by attorneys for family of Anousone Phanthavong, who died when Senser hit him near a Minneapolis freeway exit ramp last August. Terms were not disclosed.

Deliberations resume in Amy Senser case

Jurors recessed Tuesday night after more than four hours of deliberating without reaching a verdict in Amy Senser's vehicular homicide case. The jury resumed deliberations Wednesday morning. The twelve men and women are deciding whether the wife of former Viking Joe Senser knew she hit a person on a Minneapolis freeway exist ramp last August. The jurors are being sequestered until they reach a verdict.

Amy Senser's hit-and-run case goes to the jury

Deliberations are underway in her criminal vehicular homicide trial. The defense rested its case Tuesday morning and each side delivered their closing arguments. Twelve men and women will now decide whether Amy Senser knew she hit a person on a Minneapolis freeway exist ramp last August. The jury will be sequestered until a verdict is reached.

Defense rests in Amy Senser hit-and-run trial, closing arguments to follow

Deliberations could begin Tuesday afternoon and jurors will be sequestered until they reach a verdict. A retired State Patrol investigator was the last witness to testify Tuesday morning in Sener's criminal vehicular homicide trial. She is charged with three counts in the death of Anousone Phanthavong. The Roseville man was standing by his car on a freeway exit ramp in Minneapolis last August when he was struck and killed.

Emotional Senser says she didn't think she hit a person

Amy Senser choked up several times while testifying in her own defense Monday. She told jurors that she thought she hit a construction barrel or pothole. Under cross-examination, Senser denied that she was trying to hide evidence when she deleted dozens of text messages from her phone.

The whole truth and nothing but the truth

A would-be juror faces felony perjury charges for lying about her criminal record on a Ramsey County questionnaire. The Pioneer Press says the woman's criminal history included shoplifting and lodging a false police report. Court officials say, while not typical, the case was too blatant to ignore.