Criminal case for Amy Senser winding down 01 May 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The fatal hit-and-run case against the wife of a former Minnesota Viking will be going to the jury soon.

Closing arguments were getting under way Tuesday morning in Amy Senser’s criminal vehicular homicide trial.

Under cross examination by the prosecution, accident reconstructionist Daniel Lofgren, the final witness, stood by previous testimony that phone records and other evidence show that Amy Senser was not talking on her cell phone last August 23 when she struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong on an interstate ramp in Minneapolis. The wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser claims she did not know she hit a person.

Each count of criminal reckless homicide carries a maximum 10 years in prison upon conviction. If the Hennepin County jury is unable to reach a verdict Tuesday, they will be sequestered overnight.

By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

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