Reporting Esme Murphy
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There’s still no verdict in the Amy Senser trial as the second full day of deliberations came to a close without a decision.
Wednesday saw little action at the courthouse where jurors are deciding whether Senser knew she killed a man with her SUV last August.
The 45-year-old Senser, wife of former Minnesota Viking tight end Joe Senser, is accused of striking Anousone Phanthavong while exiting on an I-94 off-ramp.
Senser has been charged with three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide plus a misdemeanor count of careless driving stemming from the Aug. 23 incident.
To get a conviction on the first felony count, the prosecution has to prove that she knew she hit a person.
On the second count, the prosecution needs to prove that not only did she know she struck someone, but that she failed to report it as soon as reasonably possible.
The third requires the jury to conclude she acted with gross negligence, not just ordinary negligence.