Jury resumes work in Minn. fatal hit-run case 02 May 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jurors have resumed deliberations in a fatal hit-and-run trial of Amy Senser, the wife of a former Minnesota Viking.

The jury in Minneapolis must answer the crucial questions of whether Senser knew she had struck and killed a stalled motorist on a freeway exit ramp last August – and when she knew it.

Prosecutor Deborah Russell told jurors in closing arguments Tuesday that the evidence shows Senser must have known she hit Anousone Phanthavong, was probably drunk, concealed evidence and failed to notify authorities about the fatal accident.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson accused prosecutors of rushing to judgment because Senser and her husband, Joe, are well known in the community.

Senser is charged with three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide and misdemeanor careless driving.

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