Amy Senser, left, and defense attorney Eric Nelson
MINNEAPOLIS - The wife of a former Minnesota Viking accused in a fatal hit-and-run says she wasn't trying to conceal evidence when she deleted text messages from her phone the night of the crash.
Amy Senser deleted numerous texts between herself, her daughter, her husband and other people on the August night when her car struck and killed a man on a Minneapolis freeway exit ramp.
When prosecutor Deborah Russell asked Senser on Monday to explain why she deleted the texts, Senser testified that she exchanges about 1,400 texts per month and frequently deletes them.
Senser, the wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser, is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Anousone Phanthavong.
Senser also told the prosecution she donated her clothes from the night of the accident to Goodwill. She said she did not want to see those clothes again.
Senser has said she had no idea she hit a person.
Earlier Monday, an expert testified saying it would have been hard for Senser to see Phanthavong on the side of the exit ramp.
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