MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Amy Senser is headed home Monday after finishing the work release portion of her sentence in the 2011 death of Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run crash in Minneapolis.
The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser will now be on supervised release either at her Edina home or someplace else she wants to live for the next year. Amy Senser, 48, will have to submit to regular drug and alcohol testing.READ MORE: Man Killed In North Minneapolis Hit-And-Run Identified As 52-Year-Old Sean Gist
She has to pay a $6,400 fine and she will not be able to drive for about six years. Senser spent almost two years at the women’s prison in Shakopee. She has been on work release the past six months.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Even After Air Quality Alert Expires, Haze Expected To Linger Into The Weekend
The hit-and-run happened when Phanthavong ran out of gas on the Riverside Avenue exit ramp of Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. Senser hit him while he was putting gas in his car. She kept on driving. She said she didn’t know she hit a person. She thought maybe she hit a construction barrel or pothole.
A Hennepin County jury convicted Senser of criminal vehicular homicide. If she violates any terms of her supervised release, she will go back to jail. Her attorney said that she had no issues during her work-release.MORE NEWS: Woman Found Beheaded On Shakopee Sidewalk; 42-Year-Old Man Arrested
It’s the first time she’ll have a little more freedom since her sentencing. Offenders on work release are only allowed to leave the facility where they live for work, and can’t visit their families while they are out for the day.