Wife of former Viking faces prison for hit-and-run 04 May 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Amy Senser led a comfortable life as the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser, the mother of four daughters and resident of an upscale Minneapolis suburb.

Now she faces a four-year prison sentence after a jury didn’t believe her story about a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Jurors convicted Senser on two felony counts Thursday. The 45-year-old is free pending sentencing on July 9. Her attorneys plan to appeal.

Senser was driving her husband’s Mercedes SUV the night of Aug. 23 when she struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong on a dark freeway ramp. He was a chef at a nearby Thai restaurant.

Senser testified she didn’t realize until later that she’d hit anyone.

Her lawyer says Senser is prepared for the possibility of prison but it “certainly scares her.”

By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

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