Closing arguments begin in Senser hit-and-run case
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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 are taking place Tuesday in the trial of Amy Senser, who is charged with three counts of vehicular homicide in the death of Anousone Phanthavong (ah-NOO'-sahn PAN'-tah-wong).
Earlier, accident reconstructionist Daniel Lofgren testified that phone records and other evidence show that Senser was not talking on her cellphone last Aug. 23 when she hit Phanthavong on an interstate ramp in Minneapolis. The wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser says she didn't know she hit someone.
Each count of criminal reckless homicide carries a maximum 10 years in prison. If the Hennepin County jury is unable to reach a verdict Tuesday, they will be sequestered overnight.