Senser's attorney makes case for new trial

5:14 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Amy Senser's attorney, Eric Nelson, made his case for a new trial appearing before a three-judge panel on Wednesday at the Court of Appeals in St. Paul.

Nelson said the state did not present enough evidence in trial to prove that Senser knew she hit Anousone Phanthavong at the time of the crash or in the moments after it.

Prosecutors in the case disagreed, arguing that it was clear based on the damage to her vehicle, that Senser knew she struck something other than just a cone.

Nelson also argued that the verdicts against Senser should not stand due to jury instructions he feels were incorrect.

The court has 90 days to issue its decision.

The families of Senser and Phanthavong were both in court on Wednesday, but both families declined comment.

Senser remains in jail at the Shakopee women's prison. Senser has served nine months of her 41-month sentence.

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