MINNEAPOLIS -- The news on Monday, no new trial for Amy Senser, wasn't a loss to her husband Joe.
The loss in this story, already happened.
"Anousone was a really good guy, a good guy who was loved by a lot of people," Joe Senser said recalling the 38-year-old man his wife hit and killed with her SUV in August of 2011.
Amy Senser is responsible for that loss and Joe says the right thing was done when Amy was held responsible by a jury of her peers last summer.
"I believe Amy Senser should pay for what had happened in my heart of hearts," Joe said in an exclusive interview with KARE 11'S Jana Shortal.
But what he also strongly believes is that his wife of 23 years was wrongly vilified by Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman before she had her day in court.
"I believe that he tried this case. He played Judge, Jury and convicted her before this trial ever started," Joe said of Freeman's actions prior to Amy Senser's trial.
Joe points to a statement made by Freeman after he filed charges against her but before the trial.
"She knew she hit something, the blood was all over the car where she hit him," Freeman told reporters in 2012 after filing criminal charges against Amy Senser.
But evidence shown in pictures in court of the SUV showed that wasn't exactly true, blood was found on the SUV but in plain view it likely wouldn't be categorized as showing blood "all over" the car.
Joe Senser also brought up the issue of his wife not coming forward as the driver in the fatal crash for nine days, something he said was not true.
In fact Joe Senser said Freeman knew within hours after the crash that Amy Senser was behind the wheel.
"People really don't know the truth about what happened that night and next day. Jana, Mike Freeman knew Amy Senser was the driver and he knew it the very next day he was told and I would like him to come publicly and say that he did not know because it will be a lie," Joe Senser claimed.
When we contacted Mike Freeman's office Monday and asked if this was true the spokesman for the office, Chuck Lascewski, said there would be no comment on that question.
The Senser family hired a lawyer the day after the crash, when Joe says they began the realization that Amy did hit and kill Anousone and at that time they gave the SUV to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Joe said his wife never tried to escape responsibility and that she did not know at the scene of the crash she took a life.
"That's the reason why I supported her is because I know she had no idea she hit and struck Anousone Phanthavong, I know it," Joe said.
But in the months before the trial, and during the trial itself, the Senser family became enemy number one in the court of public opinion according to Joe.
The threats came to Joe, Amy and their teen daughters he said and they haven't stopped.
In a binder he carried to the interview he had evidence of at least five thousand threats that came from comments left on social media or news media sites.
But Joe Senser says he isn't trying to change the role of who is the victim in this case.
"There is only one victim here. The Senser family is not a victim; Amy Senser is not a victim."
Which brings us back to loss.
"Heartbroken. When we saw Anousone's niece talk about how much she loved her Uncle," Joe Senser explained breaking down in tears talking about how much the Phanthavong's miss the man killed in the crash.
The prison term given to Amy Senser last July was 41 months.
But Joe says Amy will carry the sentence that she took a life for far longer, than that.
Amy Senser's attorney, Eric Nelson does plan to file a certificate to the Minnesota Supreme Court, asking them to review this case.
Amy Senser has served 11 months of her 41 month term at the Shakopee Women's Prison.
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