The jury in the Amy Senser hit and run trial is expected to resume its deliberations later this morning. Senser has been charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong last August as he stood next to his stalled car on the side of a freeway exit ramp. The wife of former Viking Joe Senser testified that she didn't know she had struck someone.
To get a conviction on the first felony count, the prosecution had to prove that Senser did know she hit someone. To get a conviction on the second count, the prosecution needed to prove that not only did she know it, but she also failed to report it as soon as reasonably possible.
Joe Tamburino is a Minneapolis defense attorney who has practiced in criminal law for almost 20 years. He has tried over 70 jury trials. He was in the courtroom for some of the Senser trial, and he discussed the case with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.