MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Star Tribune columnist C.J. recently interviewed attorney Ron Meshbesher about the Amy Senser case.

When asked how he would have defended Senser, Meshbesher responded by saying it was a tough case because she left the scene of the fatal accident.

Anousone Phanthavong, 38, was killed while refilling his gas tank on an Interstate 94 exit ramp in Minneapolis. Senser was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011.

Her husband, former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser, came to his wife’s defense in an email. He said she had no knowledge that she was in an accident, she never applied the brakes and there was no swerving or tire marks to indicate such at the scene.

Senser went on to say in the email that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman knew she had no knowledge, and that “he sat in his ivory tower and proceeded to craft the most evil … narrative that made it impossible for Amy to receive a trial that included the truth.”

On WCCO Radio’s “Open Court,” attorney Bruce Rivers reflected on the recent published reports.

“I understand that he’s defending his wife, he loves his wife and he’s like a pit bull,” Rivers said, “but leave it alone.”

Rivers believes that Joe Senser should have never taken the stand.

“They hid the car, or somehow the car got into the lawyer’s possession, she threw away the clothes she was wearing, changed the color of her hair and went out of town,” he said.

The Department of Corrections lists Senser’s prison release date as April 24.

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