MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The criminal defense attorney for Amy Senser, who is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run death last year, filed a motion to dismiss the criminal case.

Attorney Eric Nelson filed the motion in Hennepin County Court Friday afternoon.

He claims, in addition to a lack of probable cause, the victim had a high level of cocaine in his system at the time of his death.

Senser is charged in the death of Anousone Phanthavong, who was struck and killed the evening of Aug. 23, 2011 along the Riverside Avenue exit from westbound Interstate 94.

The motion also states that Phanthavong’s autopsy showed he had cocaine in his system — .60 mg/L — and that a person with this amount of cocaine is “likely to be moving erratically and unpredictably.”

Charges recently amended claim that Senser should’ve had at least four seconds to notice Phanthavong on the side of the road.

The charges also included a statement from a witness who claimed to have seen Senser’s vehicle driving erratically, dipping between lanes and moving at inconsistent speeds.

After the amended charges were release, Nelson stated he did not think the complaint proved she knew she hit a person. He said the evidence against Senser is purely circumstantial.

Also on Friday, attorneys for both sides in a civil lawsuit against Senser met at a discovery conference, where the family of Phanthavong, and their attorneys, received limited access to evidence previously not disclosed to them.

Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser.

Comments (149)
  1. Scooby says:


    1. Really? says:

      Funny. I guessing the prosecutor would love a breathalyzer reading from Ms. Senseless from the same time. Kill a guy with your car while your drunk, if you rich and white, drive a way and you can get a way with murder in this country.

      1. Jo says:

        Hummmm,,,Do you remember the name OJ Simpson?????????

    2. Thou shalt not says:

      Death to the Senseless Killer
      an eye for an eye
      a life for a life
      a rope is awaiting a swinger

  2. Andy says:

    No surprise, smart lawyer.

    1. Truth's a bugger says:

      Desperate lawyer and othe rthan this smokescreen he’d be fricked. Rather she would.
      She’s as evil and guilty as OJ, Adolf, Charlie Manson and Attila.
      Wheter she walks on the bullchit leaglese skirting the facts and issues it remain – she’s a flat out cold blooded murdering whie female killer. She will rot in he!!, hopefully she will be begging for a meal on a corner and may no one have mercy on her pitiful arrogant evil soul.

      1. @BUGGER says:

        You’re crazy dude1

        1. Tom says:

          For a person who was on drugs (the victim) how did he have the wits about him to turn on his hazard lights ( which is what your supposed to do when your call is stalled in the roadway or on the roadside)? When a person is under the influence they dont think clearly.

          But is Sensors defense trying to say that because the victim was on drugs that should eliminate the fact that his client was drunk, seen weaving in and out of traffice, didnt know she hit someone, doesnt report the accident for week Her hubby tells her to go straight home, a “child” sees her passed out on the couch, and other evidence that his client should let off the hook? Apparently.

          I am surprised she hasn’t used ” well my husband used to play for the Vikings and is very well known” defense!

          1. Disgusting says:

            or how about the famous defense ‘ the devil made me do it’ Sensor lady is as quilty as sin,,,and shes making her sin worse by hiding and running away and not owning up to what she obviously did (under the influence of drugs and alcohol). shes lookin at a long time in prison…which is where she deserves to be right now!!!! indeed Amy so your sins will find you out,,,just ask Petters & Hecker…look where their wealth got them…in the clink!!! you too!!

  3. James says:

    she’s such a sorry excuse for a human…She’ll always be remembered as a murderer, which is what she did to that poor man.

      1. Ace says:

        But she doesn’t play football!

    1. Enough said says:


      Throughout your illiterate rant you used “your” incorrectly. Your means of or relating to you. You should have used “you’re” which a contraction for you are. But then reading further it is evident that an apostrophe is not something with which are familiar as evidenced by Lets, isnt, and dont. These should have been let’s isn’t don’t. So it’s not only what you said but how you said it that shows you are clueless.

      1. @Enough Said says:

        While you’re* too busy worrying about looking smart and playing grammar police, you fail to notice the inappropriate use and labeling of “murderer” by James. Stop worrying about ways you can attack Kevin because you don’t like his comments and start using your head for critical thought, as opposed to low hanging fruit like grammar correction.

        1. Shelly says:

          Actually, murderer might very well be exactly the correct term. You can be charged, and found guilty of 3rd degree murder for killing someone while driving drunk. I know this because it just happened here in Rochester to a man who killed an absolutely wonderful young man. Unfortunately, because of her cowardice and inability to take responsibility for her actions, we’ll never know for certain if she did the very same thing. Had she done the adult, responsible thing the night that she probably murdered this poor man we would all know the facts. I believe that if you leave the scene, the courts should just be allowed to assign you a BAC of at least .25! It’s unfortunate that she continues to shirk her responsibility by blaming the victim. What a waste of a life she is.

          1. Just a Thought says:

            Wow, that’s a stretch. In order to convict on 3rd degree murder you have to have three qualifiers.

            1. A person, without intent to effect the death of any person, caused death.
            2. The person caused the death of another by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others, AND
            3. Was evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life.

            The first two absolutely on any fatal crash where the person is impaired. But the third is harder to prove. Basically the state would have to prove that the person was depraved, which is tough. To prove that the person was so morally corrupt that he believed that driving impaired was perfectly OK is pretty difficult….

            1. @ Just says:

              Look at her face. All 3 qualifiers now met. Guilty of 3rd!!!

            2. Shelly says:

              Indeed, those are exactly the 3 things that need to be proven, and it was in the case here. Sentencing is in March, and we’re all hoping for the maximum on all counts (he was also convicted of 20 counts of various vehicular criminal operation – he hit 4 pedestrians in 2 separate incidents seconds apart, killing one), and that they run consecutively. I’m pretty sure that driving drunk easily classifies as depraved, and a jury here certainly qualified it as such. I hope it’s precedent setting! Maybe we’ll get more drunk drivers off the road!

      2. ahab says:

        First, such a motion is usually standard operating procedure for a defense attorney. I seriously doubt that a judge will agree, since probable cause just means there’s a pretty good chance, based on the evidence, that she committed a crime. No guilt is proved yet. Secondly, your poor punctuation shouldn’t take away from your message, but it does affect your credibility to certain people. Those naps you took in English class are coming back to haunt you.

        1. James says:

          No doubt she’s going to jail for a long time…

          You can’t hit a person and not know it unless you’re high on painkillers and drunk.

          Say bye to the kiddoes for 5-10 years…

      3. Realist says:

        Wow! This is classic argumentum ad hominem.

    2. Realist says:

      Does that mean we throw away due process?

    3. Larry Dentz says:

      the facts are she hit someone and then left the scene so she did do something wrong we all know she was more than likely drunk they are just trying to get out of it.

    4. @kevin says:

      Hey Kevin! Down here! Shut up, Kevin……

    5. See BS says:

      Perhaps he was so jacked up on coke — he did not notice the empty gas tank light on the dashboard.

      Maybe next time you’ll have to mortgage your home to get a lawyer for hitting someone under the influence on the freeway.

  4. MrM says:

    Seriously Joe, this is the best defense atorney you could find?? How cheap are you?

  5. Monica says:

    This is a joke right? A little early for April fools day though…

  6. Billy says:

    You can’t tell me she didn’t know she ran someone over. Must have been drunk as a skunk, and taking plenty o mamma’s little helpers…

  7. Red says:

    how did not know she hit someone duh

    1. Bill Clintons Cigar says:

      He was a 90 pound asian. I have hit bigger bugs. The bigger question is where was he when he got hit. Was he walking in the road? There have been a few people killed that way the past few months. Of course you never hear about them becasue the persons driving those cars were never charged. Was he dressed in white and walking far off the road? Was he dressed in black and walking in the road? This was at an exit, I dont look for people at night walking in the highway. Did she know she hit him? H*ll I dont know I was not in the vehicle with her. I guess you all were. Presumed guilty unless found innocent I guess. If she was ugly and poor and married to a star…..this would not even be in the news….and the family would not be suing to get $.

      1. jean says:

        re-read this artical; he was filling his tank wiht a 2 gal jug at his car which was pull of the road on the should of the exit ram. lean to read please. she hit a man which he weight a lot more than a orang cone,,, she turned her she in four days to late to run a drug test.,,she lnow she he someone, she call her hubby and the message were deleted on her cell phone…. but she has a great lawyer and she has the money…

        1. Can you say Spell Check says:

          Can you say, “spell check”

          1. llp says:

            who cares it’s the point not how itls written.

            1. eat it llp says:

              No llp, Jean say good so care all I do good night make sense?
              Me love you long time.

              1. justice? says:

                you have no soul, mr bill clinton’s cigar-spell check-eat it lip”. just lucky it wasn’t your loved one that got killed?

      2. Realist says:

        Wow, I hope this gets removed ASAP. You don’t post peoples addresses.

      3. Ines Beag says:

        100% right. I hope if this ever happens to me, the jury pool is not made up of the moronic comments here.

      4. le vell says:

        boy u must have run someone over n got away with it n race or weight do not have any thing to do with it u wouldn’t talk like that if it was your family

      5. Killin' Machine says:

        Desperate lawyer and othe rthan this smokescreen he’d be fricked. Rather she would.
        She’s as evil and guilty as OJ, Adolf, Charlie Manson and Attila.
        Wheter she walks on the bullchit leaglese skirting the facts and issues it remain – she’s a flat out cold blooded murdering whie female killer. She will rot in he!!, hopefully she will be begging for a meal on a corner and may no one have mercy on her pitiful arrogant evil soul.

  8. Mr.Obvious says:

    This is when we need the price is right ‘losing horn’ sound.

    Wa WA wawaaaahhhhh

  9. Denny says:

    I did not know I broke the law is not an excuse, she is guilty as can be.

  10. luvs says:

    How do you not know you hit a person? Even if you didn’t know it was a person who in their right mind would hit something that weighs over 100lbs and not look and see what it was???

  11. alligator says:

    and “we the people” will dismiss her attorney as a blow hard and Amy as the detestable person that she apparantly is…..nothing in her version of events makes any sense and no jury will fall for her “i didn’t know i hit anybody” garbage……no matter how much money they will pay out in a civil sense she WILL pay her debt to society as she should.

    1. Right on Alli says:

      “we the people” will surely let Amy know what we think of her and her over-priced arrogant pr!ck of an attorney.

    2. Shelly says:

      Actually, I don’t know why anyone here is being critical of the attorney. He has a job to do, and he’s just doing it well. Any less, and he could be the next one in court, and nothing less should be expected of a defense attorney. If any of us were ever unjustly accused of a crime, I’m sure we’d rest easier knowing that there are good attorneys like him out there. Unfortunately, none of us could probably afford one like him!

      And, I’m certainly not saying that she is innocent – quite the contrary. I don’t believe one is too inclined to turn oneself in for a crime without having committed it.

  12. Twins FAN says:

    Please have the lawyer serve the same amount of time as Ms. Senser has coming for his mean spirited and insensitive motion. A man died here. Admit your behavior, serve your time. Perhaps you can grow up a bit with the pressure off your high society life while locked in the pokie with the general population.
    Oh, I forgot—you will get house arrest, due to your money.
    But judgement day in the afterlife, will not be so ease……….

    1. Andy says:

      The defense attorney is just doing what a defense attorney does. Be mad at the one who committed the alleged crime.

  13. See BS says:

    You are suggesting mob bullying?

    1. Goes around .. says:

      Hey dude — you realize you may be onto something. lol
      Shame the woman to death. Spare us taxpayers the joke of a trial.
      Not to shabby there BS’er, not to shabby. I’m in

  14. ZZZ says:

    Just give the family a wad of cash and call it a day, that’s all they want anyway.

    1. Mimi says:

      Is that what you would want if it was your loved one? Or would you want justice?

    2. le vell says:

      esay for u to say i would want your behind locked up life for a life

  15. Good Grief says:

    lmao!!! really, wow, I didn’t know we had such great legal minds in MN? Some of you have this all figured out, don’t you? Well, good, you’ve proved we don’t need a judicical depatment in government anymore. Let’s save some money and get rid of it completely. From now on, let the Police be the enforcement, the judge, and the jury all in one. Hell, let’s just start shooting people on the spot if we think they’re guilty!
    The attorney is dong his job. Of course it won’t be dismissed, but he does have to file for it, or he’ll be fired. Then how about letting the courts do their job??

    1. Big Tree says:

      CORRECT – we indeed got it.
      an eye for an eye – she admitted twice that she did it.
      where is the rope?????

    2. Momsgotit says:

      Not only would he be fired, he would be committing malpractice by not filing the appropriate motions in this case. I am not saying one way or the other whether I think she is guilty or not, that will be something that will need to be decided when all of the evidence is presented.

  16. Drunk And Loving It says:

    Sounds pretty bagel-y

  17. Curtis says:

    Lol, that mug shot sure reminds me of Michele Bachman… Is it the “deer in the headlights eyes” ? I dunno…

    1. bye killer says:

      bang bang bang

    2. Reagan's love child says:

      I don’t care they’re both still REALLY HOT!!!!!!!!!!! SO is Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!

  18. Andy says:

    Actually the prosecutors won’ t be finding anyone guilty, that’s the job of the jury.

  19. desert eagle .50 says:

    The lawyer is a bum She isn’t getting the best defense that money can buy, like OJ did.

    OJ is innocent. Jury said so.

    1. Schae says:

      OJ was found NOT GUILTY by a jury, NOT innocent. Just because he was found to be NOT GUILTY doesn’t mean he he’s actually innocent of killing his ex-wife and her friend. It just means that the evidence wasn’t there to support a conviction. By the way, where is OJ now? Oh, that’s right–he’s in prison. As far as Amy is concerned, she needs to GROW UP and start taking any and all responsibility for what she’s done. An innocent man lost his life that night.

  20. Journeyone says:

    Oh my my what a surprise.

  21. richard says:

    I think one of her husbands coaches said it best ” all excuses are good excuses but none are acceptable “

  22. pitiful says:

    She and Papa Joe are adding insult to injury. Accept responsibility for what you did instead of trying to find a loophole to get you out of it. I hope she rots in hell, with Papa Joe right beside her.

    Despicable people.

    I know the only time I’ll be at one of their restaurants is to take a huge dump, never to buy anything.

    1. Buster Hymen says:

      Here’s where I feel compelled to inject my opinion, and that is in advocacy of the people that work in the restaurants. They are victims as well. Obviously not to the degree of the loss suffered by the Phanthavong family, but nonetheless will feel the wrath of an outraged public. Here’s where if Joe had any sense of moral compass (which he clearly demonstrated he does not), he would allow the majority owner (my baloney has it’s first name, it’s) to buy him out and place another namesake for the sake of the business that employs innocent people. So by perpetuating this charade, not only has this family caused suffering in actual loss of human life, but continues to damage the livelihood of their own employee’s. I can only speculate that there has been some economic fallout among those employed due to sampling of public opinion. But, it really comes as no big surprise I suppose, as Joe has been known to display utter contempt for his own employees from time to time. How could we expect him to have compassion for a fellow human slain when he is not even capable of compassion, understanding, or support of ones in his own employ? I pity them, really, for through their actions of inaction, unwillingness to right the wrongs previously done, and inability to accept responsibility, lies the absence of a soul. What greater tragedy could there be in witness to God than his children taking their journey through life with the complete absence of a soul. If he had any shred of decency, or any sense of moral compass, he would distance himself from that establishment and let it prosper without his tarnished name.

      They will be punished from that day forward for the free will they have chosen to exercise, and continue to exercise.

      True redemption will only happen through admission, apology, and acceptance.

      God weeps for the free will chosen, and because of it, all his children involved are broken.

      1. Andy says:

        Take your bible and shove it

        1. Buster Hymen says:

          You’re right! That’s exactly what they did when they began to handle this incident. What can we do not to get caught? What can we do to preserve ourselves? What can we do to diminish the gravity of the situation?

          It’s all about someone determining the value of their life greater than the value of others. They did it at the scene of the crime, and continue to do so by remaining tied to a business that supports the livelihood of innocent people.

          Just took that bible and shoved it right out the door. Eh, who needs it, right?

          I’ll have to see what my friend Ben thinks about the whole deal.

          What do you think, Ben?

          1. Benjamin Dover says:

            Trust me, Buster. I know the meaning of “shove it”.

            And between you and me, I think Andy here may too.

      2. You're right about 1 thing says:

        …people will certainly take their anger out on the Senser name, including the restaurant. I sure will, employees or not. I will never support that restaurant. Any smart employee would currently be searching for a job. Bankruptcy will not save that business, it’s toast.

      3. Truth's a bitter bugger says:

        Desperate lawyer and othe rthan this smokescreen he’d be fricked. Rather she would.
        She’s as evil and guilty as OJ, Adolf, Charlie Manson and Attila.
        Wheter she walks on the bullchit leaglese skirting the facts and issues it remain – she’s a flat out cold blooded murdering whie female killer. She will rot in he!!, hopefully she will be begging for a meal on a corner and may no one have mercy on her pitiful arrogant evil soul.

  23. Mike says:

    Filing to dismiss the charges shows their disregard for the law. Disgusting.

  24. Splatter says:

    May they rot in hell …. that’s a certianty I guess at that.
    May they end up broke and working as a cook at a restaurant too.
    May that 92 year old woman elect to take out her car when Amy’s out walking around in her bikini become a reality.

  25. joesux says:

    Joe is guilty of conspiricy.

    1. Kevin says:

      Joesux super Judge.

  26. Kevin says:


    Lets see what Amy Senser will get? They gave this guy 90 days for killing a older white woman. I wonder….did the family of the dead white woman sue this guy like the immigrants family are? Lets see what the difference of jail time is between an old white lady and a immigrant….

    Funny there are no moronic rants about this guy getting 90 days for the same crime that Mrs Senser did…Your all a bunch of moronic haters…she is rich and hot…so trash her…..and of course she is guilty.

    1. CC says:

      She is not rich..And she is not hot what ever that means..She has thin dry hair and her eye makeup is CHEAP and ugly..She looks loaded..I dont hate her I feel sorry 4 her..IM really PO at the 90 days guy,,ID like to take care of him myself..i cant believe it..90 days 4 killing some bodys MOM and 3 DWI S he was drunk when he slammed into that poor Woman..I hardly ever read this stuff it angers me..SHE is guilty

      1. Kevin says:

        Enough said CC….enough said….so if a poor white guy kills a old white woman…he gets 90 days and probation. What does a white woman get if she kills a cocain using immigrant? I bet she get 20 years!

        1. Frankie says:

          @ Kevin. I guess you have to show these people 169 other cases where vehicular homicide got the perpetrator only a few years or months of time.

        2. le vell says:

          why is you even talking that is a human being u ain’t about nothing

          1. Orrest says:

            Facts and figures are that. Try some English next time you post. Punctuation would be a good thing to learn.

        3. Kaytee Hanson says:

          So by your logic we should be thanking her?!? Doesn’t matter if he was an immigrant or on drugs….she killed a human being and then waited to come forward. She is guilty, should serve time, community service and pay the family.

    2. Mimi says:

      Kevin the guy the got 90 days was a miscarriage of justice just like this will be if she is found guilty and sentenced to 90 days. What is a person’s life worth? I cannot put a price on the worth of my loved ones, millions of dollars could never cover it! Our laws need to be changed. A hit and run then turning yourself in 3 or 4 days later just that alone should be a good stiff sentence but to actually have a death involved in the hit and run should be doubly stiff!
      The civil lawsuit will be won whether or not she is found guilty that is a separate issue from the hit and run

      1. Kevin says:

        Mimi my point is there are currently 80 comments on here…all beating on a person who is innocent unitl found guilty…yet on the guys story…there are 5 comments….I find it funny….if I only looked at comments…I would assume that its worse to hit a immigrant on the highway…other than a older white grand ma…..it all makes me sick….

  27. Chad says:

    There’s more than enough evidence to have a trial. I hope the judge laughs at the defense’s motion to dismiss the charges.

  28. john says:

    I believe that one of the sensers daughters met tripp the guy who is the father of bristol palin baby. anyhow rumor has it that he was in town the night this accident happened .

  29. travis says:

    so… let it be known: If you are rich and semi-famous (or married to someone semi-famous) you can get away with killing a guy and fleeing the scene. I think we all knew this already. But… its still disgusting to see it happen again. She didn’t have to know she killed someone to be charged with manslaughter. People make horrible mistakes that lead to people’s deaths daily. Some of them are probably better people than senser… they still get charged. Hopefully the judge will deny the motion to dismiss.

    1. Mike says:

      And just what has she gotten away with? You have the cart way ahead of the horse here!

  30. rob says:

    She admits she was driving a vehicle that killed someone. She had no idea she hit someone though. I guess if you kill someone and did not realize it you should be free. I can’t wait untill this woman goes to jail. She drove up on a sidewalk and she does not need to ever have a drivers license again. I hope the family does not settle out of court. Hurt her bank account so bad that she can never have the rich life again. People with status think the rules do not apply to them becuase every one of us treats them better. They think they are better than the avg person. Good thing Joe divorced the loser. She needs to accept responsibility. It pays to leave the scene. I had someone hit my car and take off. Thanks again Minneapolis police for doing nothing. If someone hits you make sure you block their car for leaving.

    1. Carrie says:

      I agree with You completely..IM Angry

    2. Mike says:

      Drove up on a sidewalk? Where did you got that?

  31. gardengurl says:

    I don’t care what the victim had in his system – he didn’t deserve to be hit and left to die.

  32. Carrie says:

    BULL SH*** Look at HER Mug Shot..She looks LOADED 2Me..AND this mug shot is how many days after the accident..She was DRUNK and high Why didnt she stop?? We know why..She was drunk..ITS a good thing she didnt kill my kid..What a joke this is and a fairy tale..I do not believe the coroner.. Another PAY OFF

  33. John M says:

    It doesn’t matter if he had drugs in his system. She hit him with her vehical then drove away… She is still GUILTY…

  34. Bangkok Bob says:

    Last time a checked 2 wrongs don’t make a right….money and fast talking lawyers will get Senser’s wife off with minimal time…Did you notice the look on Joe’s face…it tells it all. But I’m sure the price of a burger is going to go up to pay for the legal team! At least I don’t have to listen to Joe on the Vikings broadcasts…that’s the only good thing about this.

  35. Stevie says:

    Unfortunately for the people, the prosecution, we aren’t able to know what was in Ms. Senser’s system since she fled, or maybe merely left, the scene. Perhaps what was in here system was a contributing factor. The victim wasn’t so lucky.

  36. Different says:

    Just to be different, I hope Amy receives mercy. I think she is a wife, a mother, a daughter and a friend that made a terrible mistake and there needs to be a consequence, but she doesn’t deserve these hateful rants. Thank goodness we all don’t get what we deserve all the time.

    1. PJO says:

      I think there wouldn’t be as many hateful rants if she would just accept responsibility for her actions.

      1. Chad says:

        I agree, and I still think that she was drunk that night while she was driving.

  37. PJO says:

    it doesn’t matter if the guy had cocaine in his system. while you are driving it is your duty to pay attention to what your doing. erratic behavor or not, if she was watching what she was doing while in control of her vehicle she would have never have hit him, well unless she was impaired herself that is.

  38. James says:

    Amy’s a crackhead alcoholic and going to prison for awhile…

    1. Kevin says:

      Wow…Judge and Jurior…and moron…

  39. Wondering says:

    If you hit someone while driving and don’t realize it, should you be driving?

  40. RML says:

    It does not matter if the victim had any drugs in his system or where he was walking…. Senser hit the man, and she LEFT THE SCENE of the accident.

  41. Absolutely Disgusting says:

    That’s a great defense, blame the victim. Do you honestly think someone “strung out” on cocaine would waste their “high” walking half a mile just to get gas, and then walk back again? The law needs to be changed. It should not matter if you knew you hit someone. The end result is what counts. The unmistakable fact that you did hit someone and took their life should result in punishment, irregardless of if you knew you did it or not. We all need to contact our legislators and demand this huge escape clause is eliminated and start holding criminals accountable.

  42. Appauling!! says:

    This whole thing is so appauling!!! Amy S is the most dispicable person!! along with her ‘cover-up’ husband and loser lawyer. Amy mowed down a man and left him to DIE!!! She KILLED a man…why is she not in jail already??!! any other ‘joe’ sure would be. If she had any shred of decency in her she would take responsibility for what she did, own up!! and take her punishment. But obviously none of those Sensors have any decency in them. What if the tables were turned…a Laotion man mowed over their daughter and left her to die like a dog on the street. oh boy, this case would of been over long ago. and that mug shot of her is soooo ‘scary’. kinda depicts who she really is!!!

    1. Kevin says:


  43. Elizabeth Troester says:

    Why does it matter whether the victim had cocaine in his system? Unbelievable. Let him rest in peace.

  44. dontwory22 says:

    I JUST SAVED OVER 15% ON car insurance

  45. Neko says:

    So her lawyer is smearing the victim. I guess the implication is that he stumbled in front of the car, and poor Mrs. Senser had no idea she had hit him. Disgusting. I don’t care what he was on, she still had duty to drive responsibly. I don’t believe for a second she didn’t realize she had run someone over. She hit him with her car, then drove off and left him to die on the side of the road like an animal so she could cover her tracks.

  46. Goob says:

    Ask Bud Grant what to do. He’ll make the right call. (cuz it’s not a S.B. game) I’m sure she feels terrible and is scared to death. Bummer

  47. Darren says:

    Any idiot could figure out that it was the daughter who hit the guy. She was probably drunk too. Mom is just trying to cover for her. How havent the police figured this out yet.

    1. Chad says:

      No, the mom was the one driving, but she clearly was drunk.

  48. Mike Jacobson says:

    The defense attorney’s case is hurting if he has to publicly throw the victim “under the bus” by creating some fictional scenario of jumping around the road. This Nelson character is just trying to stir up the community so he can cry foul at a later date, after her conviction. Old Joe will be paying a million before this is settled, what with the appeals and civil suit. In the end there is but One who will judge Amy Sensors heart.

  49. MniSotaWmn says:

    Although everyone is entitled to a defense, I cannot believe an attorney would be stupid enough to suggest that the victim deserved to be run over because he had drugs in his system. Amy Sensor was observed by many to be driving under the influence.

    Hit and run is hit and run. Joe Sensor is implicit in that he told her on the phone to “just go home”. I find it shameful to attack a man who is dead at your hand as part of your defense. Shameful. Denial and addiction are dangerous things. We all have to face the consequences of our actions, no matter who we are. God help you all.

  50. Bob from S MN says:

    Mean while a policeman going 72 mph slams in to a car in New Ulm killing two people and no sirens or red lights on a city street and he gets nothing. Said he was chasing a car going 44 in a 30. Happened last summer and they just released the findings.

  51. Ven says:

    Oh, to have money and be able to buy ‘justice’…such a sad state of affairs. I sense we are about to see the same type of thing in the death of Ann Blake – funny how the story is basically being buried and even though the drive left the scene is was being tested for alcohol, her name isn’t being released….when it’s anybody else, the names, address, past history, etc is plastered before even being charged

  52. Dos Equis Man says:

    I saw her on News tonight, she might be telling truth. She looked like an Innocent Person to me, with her Head down and looking other way.

    1. Can't hide says:

      no sorry, thats the look of a quilty person who also is a coward!!

  53. Hans Kah says:

    Whoo goana be the spellin Natzi tonight $

  54. le vell says:

    drunk high pills sleepy or tired whether she knew or not like anybody else she sould be locked up that man is dead and his family had to pay for his funeral not her so far she has been scott free court ain’t mess

  55. Meghan says:

    I ran over a pot hole the other day. . . and still stopped!
    She is as guilty as they come!

  56. These eyes says:

    These eyes
    cry every night for you
    These arms
    long to hold you again

    The hurtin’s on me, yeah
    And I will never be free
    no, my baby, no no
    You gave a promise to me, yeah
    And you broke it
    and you broke it, oh no

  57. sue says:

    it just means the poor victim probably didn’t feel being hit, it does not mean she had the right to kill him and then drive home and park her suv in the garage. she waited just long enough to sober up.

  58. MN Cop says:

    Sooo he had cocaine on board. Charge him with DWI then. Oh, wait. He’s dead. Scratch that.

    Doesn’t matter!!! I am a cop. I have run over more roadkill than most of you combined. Raccoon’s, rabbits, squirrels, skunks, cats, deer,…you name it. I felt each and every one of them even if I didn’t see them coming. No way did Amy Sensor not feel striking a human being…no matter how small he was. I believe the charges are simply based on her leaving the scene of a personal injury/death crash. Nothing to do with alcohol cause the state can’t prove it (even though they KNOW it). Nearly every single time I deal with a crash that is reported the next day alcohol was involved. But I can only send charges to the county attorney for what we can prove in court. Amy Sensor deserves more, but unfortunately the state cannot waive a magic wand and get her blood alcohol for that night. Her attorney is bordering criminal himself. I mean hey, defend her to the best of your abilities. That is her right as a US citizen. But filing a motion and mentioning the VICTIMS drug use? Or advising Amy to wait to come forward? Come on man! Are you not a human being? Do you not feel at all for the victim or his family? Plead this thing out and stop the agony already.

    And for the comments directed at the victim…doesn’t matter if he was wearing all black and walking down the center lane of I-94 at midnight. YOU STILL HAVE TO STOP FOR A CRASH!!!

    1. @Flashlight Blart says:

      hey Paul Blart you’re nothing, you do nothing, you’ve became nothing, if we wanted an experts opinion we’d ask some1 in a coma they are more coherent than you.

  59. Adam says:

    Read up on statute…


    Subdivision 1.Criminal vehicular homicide or operation; crime described. A person is guilty of criminal vehicular homicide or operation and may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 1a, if the person causes injury to or the death of another as a result of operating a motor vehicle:

    (7) where the driver who causes the accident leaves the scene of the accident in violation of section 169.09, subdivision 1 or 6; or

    Source: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.21

    Nowhere in statute does it state that being unaware of the crash is a defense. 169.09 does offer ONE defense…that if you are rendering medical attention by bringing a party to the hospital you have not “left the scene”.

    Now the state has to prove that Amy caused the crash. But since Amy says that she was unaware of the crash happening in the first place…and the state can prove that she was involved…she then cannot bring as a defense that the victim caused the crash by stepping out in front of her (while high on cocaine). In my opinion her defense tactic has in effect dug her own grave. Hopefully. Now we have to find an impartial jury with half a brain and she is gonna sit a stint in Shakopee.

  60. Lonnie Jensen says:

    Hmmmm, so the dead guy was allegedly high on coke and it is his fault for getting in the way of her vehichle?
    Hmmm, next I suppose by that reasoning and logic, then since the dead guy was responsable for this whole mess, the dead guys estate should pay for damage to her vehichle and all these legal fees he forced her to pile up because of his actions!
    Incredible. I wonder how some people can look themselves in the mirror every day.

  61. Jake says:

    I hate the Senser’s!

  62. Betty Davis says:

    ….she’s got Amy Senser eyes…

  63. Rentacop says:

    So what does finding drugs in his system have to do with the price of bread? HE WAS PUTTING GASOLINE IN HIS CAR AT THE TIME HE WAS HIT.

    1. xxx says:

      Maybe he was putting gasoline in the car.
      Are you sure that he was not Taking gas out of the car or huffing gas fumes at the time.
      Then, he was so overcome that he fell over just because the other vehicle arrive and was struck as a reuslt of passing out?

  64. xxx says:

    For all of the judges and jurys that have commented on this post.
    How many of you have been driving while talking on the cell phone and texting at the same time?
    How is your driving.
    How many times have you looked up from driving only to find yourself in a near death situation where you jerked the wheel to avoid hittingt something, or someone.

    I would guess that if there was something guilty in this situation, it is a cell phone, not alchol or drugs.

    Recent studies have been done that it is many times more distracting and the driver has less control of his car when using the cell phone and texting that when drinking.

    1. Yep, done all that myself... says:

      …but at no time did I ever hit a 100 lb human being, run off, and then show complete distain for his family by blaming him for it. Their arrogance is sickening, and mosy of the general public (jury pool) feels the same.

  65. Carol says:

    It shouldn’t matter if that young man was as high as a kite and jumped out in front of her. The simple fact she left the scene should speak volumes! How can you say you didn’t know you hit something or someone and then circle back? I hope if she gets off that NO one ever goes back into their resturants again and it completely bankrupts them. I don’t usually wish anyone harm or bad things but this is so sad. If this was someone with little to no money that did this they would already be behind bars.

  66. Mr D says:

    Keep your tank full and live. And don’t use drugs.

  67. Justsayin says:

    She got to go home and detox for a few days. Wonder what would have shown up in her blood at time of accident?

  68. Amyshot says:

    I’d knock the bottom out of it.

  69. Billy says:

    The sky is green and the grass is blue ,Amy Sensor knew,knew,knew.

    Shes going down

  70. Sonjay says:

    Hmm cokehead gets hit by a car on highway doing something illegal. Would he also have to be shooting people or raping someone before we look at where he put himself.

  71. Mellissa says:

    What a pathetic person she is, blame the vicitm who is not here to defend himself. No doubt she was all drugged up herself.

  72. Outrages!! says:

    Are you kidding me….blame the victim??? because he was on drugs he caused his own death…outrages!!! only a low-life lawyer would resort to this defense and only low-life people like the Sensors who are desperate would agree to it. What kind of people are these Sensors anyway? heartless,despicable quickly comes to mind. And how about you Amy S, what were you on?? drugs,alcohol,,,but you conviently went home, hid under your covers til all wore off. You killed a man!!!! own-up, take your rap/punishment and think of the victims family instead of your rotten self!!!

  73. Murph says:

    He also had 3 big Mac’s,fries and 2 orders of onion rings.His car ran out of gas not him.Amy’s car ran over him,not mine or yours! So the verdict will be?

  74. Spanky says:

    Amy just needs a good old fashion spanking and leave it at that. I will be more than willing to administer the punishment.

  75. luvs says:

    So, as long as your victim has done an illegal drug you can murder them with vehicle?

  76. Lisa says:

    It isn’t fair to anyone that they would violate the poor guy who has passed (RIP) by exposing what he did when he was alive. Amy Senser on the other hand, was definitely on drugs. Rich wives are always drugged up. Living the marvelous life, driving her Benz around town, high as a kite. And because of who she is, she thinks its gonna be all good because she goes and hires a pathetic high powered attorney who is very much a coward for doing the things he has done in this case. Tell your client she is going to get locked up! Why? Because the non-humane woman ran a person over, and drove all the way home to Edina, knowing it!! Her husband too POS Joe Senser!!

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