Amy Senser’s hit-and-run conviction will stand, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
Attorneys for the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser argued the trial judge made mistakes by admitting hearsay evidence and not reading a note from the jury during court proceedings, the Star Tribune reported.
In its opinion, the appellate court acknowledged the mistakes but said they had no effect on the jury’s verdict. Senser is almost a year into a 41-month prison sentence.
Senser was convicted in the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong as he stood by his car on the Riverside Avenue exit from westbound Interstate 94, the Pioneer Press reported. Her attorneys argued she didn’t know she had hit a person at the time.