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Published May 01, 2012, 12:56 PM

Prosecutor Casts Doubt on Senser in Hit-and-run

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor in a fatal hit-and-run trial of the wife of a former Minnesota Viking is telling a jury not to believe the woman's claim that she didn't know she hit someone.

By: Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor in a fatal hit-and-run trial of the wife of a former Minnesota Viking is telling a jury not to believe the woman's claim that she didn't know she hit someone.

Prosecutor Deborah Russell said in her closing argument Tuesday that evidence shows Amy Senser must have known she hit a man last August near a freeway exit ramp in Minneapolis. Anousone Phanthavong (ah-NOO'-sahn PAN'-tah-wong) died in the crash.

Russell reminded jurors of testimony about Senser's daughter asking her if she had been drinking that night. She also mentioned that Senser deleted several text messages from her phone the day after the crash.

The wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser is charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Each count carries a maximum 10-year prison term.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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