Amy Senser pleads not guilty in vehicular homicide case

Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson, Amy Senser's attorney, filed a request to move the Senser's trial out of Hennepin County on Friday, March 9, 2012.
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Amy Senser pleaded not guilty to two charges of criminal vehicular homicide Friday morning in Hennepin County District Court.

Senser sat next to her attorney, Eric Nelson, as he entered the plea in front of judge Daniel Mabley, who denied Nelson's motion to dismiss the case.

Mabley argued that the state lacked proof that Senser knew she struck and killed a man on an I-94 off-ramp last year.

Nelson also filed a request to move the trial out of Hennepin County. He says Senser, the wife of former Vikings player Joe Senser, can't get a fair trial considering all the public attention the case has received.

Nelson is recommending that the trial be moved to Kandiyohi county, about 90 miles west of Minneapolis.

Prosecutors have just over a week to respond to the request. Senser's trial is set to start April 23.

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