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Esme’s Blog: The Amy Senser Case Appeal

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With a trial you hope for answers, for closure and for understanding.

With the Amy Senser case there is none of that.

The jury’s guilty verdict seemed so clear cut.

It appeared obvious that jurors had not believed her testimony that she did not believe she hit a person. But then days after the verdict comes the note from jurors saying they wanted Senser to know that they believed her.

The jury apparently believed Senser thought she had damaged a car. But Senser did not hit Anousone Phanthavong’s car.

The odd part of the note is that the jury was apparently trying to reach out to Senser, and in a bizarre way, comfort her.

The highly unusual twist is the groundwork for an appeal of the verdict.

The defense is now arguing that the verdict should be thrown out.

The case, which attracted so much attention, will continue to do so.

The debate about Senser and her actions that August night will only continue.

And it’s not clear if the appeals process, whatever the outcome, will put an end to that.

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