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Joe Senser’s wife convicted in hit-and-run case

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The wife of former Vikings tight end Joe Senser has been convicted of two felonies relating to a fatal hit-and-run accident in August last year.

Amy Senser was convicted on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to promptly report an accident, both of which are criminal vehicular homicide charges. Each charge carries a recommended sentence of four years in prison under state guidelines. She was acquited of another felony count and guilty of a misdemeanor charge of careless driving, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Anousone Phanthavong, a 38-year-old man, was struck and killed by an SUV on August 23rd, 2011. Police eventually traced the car to the Senser household and learned that Amy Senser was behind the wheel that night. The defense centered around the claim that Senser didn’t know she hit a person that night, but the jury reached a different conclusion.

Sentencing in the case will be held on July 9th.

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44 Responses to “Joe Senser’s wife convicted in hit-and-run case”
  1. mklax15 says: May 3, 2012 5:48 PM

    Wife of fromer vikings TE. Honestly who cares, write about something more interesting and useful.

  2. christinamer says: May 3, 2012 5:52 PM

    There are no winners here.

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 3, 2012 5:55 PM

    Kind of a surprising verdict because the prosecution presented a very weak case. I think the jury found her to be pretty unlikeable, as did Joe Senser.

  4. christinamer says: May 3, 2012 5:56 PM

    mklax15 says:
    May 3, 2012 5:48 PM
    Wife of fromer vikings TE. Honestly who cares, write about something more interesting and useful.

    ___________

    No, this is not about a former Vikings TE’s wife. This is about a man that was killed. Pretty important.

  5. mediasloppy says: May 3, 2012 6:00 PM

    Glad it’s over. This story is on the TV more than political ads here in MN.

  6. airplayful says: May 3, 2012 6:02 PM

    mklax15 says:
    Wife of fromer vikings TE. Honestly who cares, write about something more interesting and useful.
    ——–
    And yet….you clicked on it.

  7. sportmentary says: May 3, 2012 6:05 PM

    This evil woman will hopefully get the maximum.

  8. bchapman2011 says: May 3, 2012 6:06 PM

    I have been reading about this case and I am very happy that she was convicted. It was very clear from the evidence that she was intoxicated, hit the victim with her car and then drove home like a coward. Then when she sobered up so prosecutors could not hit her with a DUI she turned herself in.

    Should have been honest in the firstplace. Maybe this guy would have lived.

  9. dugganmt says: May 3, 2012 6:06 PM

    Well, it was a woman driving…

    …maybe she really didn’t realize she hit a human.

  10. nineroutsider says: May 3, 2012 6:07 PM

    I care about this; I was hoping this would happen and it has. They tried to cover it up, dirty, dirty. She had to be wasted otherwise it is completely idiotic to flee the scene of accident where you killed someone – although I would be dropping bricks too! Still – got to own up. Hope she gets at more than 8 years; she was drunk.

  11. sportmentary says: May 3, 2012 6:10 PM

    Definitely the Sensoreds.

  12. covercorner says: May 3, 2012 6:11 PM

    We need to know of every criminal happening for every former player (even scrubs) and also their families, pets, co-workers, friends and neighbors. That’s why we come to this website. It’s not for the NFL Football news that relates to the teams and their current players.

  13. bumbler19 says: May 3, 2012 6:11 PM

    Good.

  14. nineroutsider says: May 3, 2012 6:12 PM

    @christinamer says: May 3, 2012 5:52 PM

    There are no winners here.
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    No winners, but nice job by the state. The man who was killed deserves justice. They Sensors deserve all that they are getting for covering this up. I know it is easy to throw stones, but my family had to deal with something like this…more than once.

    They don’t get to preserve their life while taking another…

  15. glenne81 says: May 3, 2012 6:14 PM

    she and he should be embarrassed beyond words for even attemping to put this in front of a jury. she killed the guy, there was never a doubt. and its likely they hid the fact she was drunk when she did it. disturbing, Joe. i thought you were a man???

  16. dawglb says: May 3, 2012 6:14 PM

    West Chester University’s finest! I am so sorry to hear this. One innocent night, and families are ruined (or at least damaged). Prayers out to the families involved.

  17. bobby2478 says: May 3, 2012 6:16 PM

    If she would have gotten off the hook I would have completely lost all faith in the MN Justice system.

    She hit a guy and killed him, then never stopped, and never called the police to admit she did anything wrong. If she would have gotten off the hook, that would have just proved yet again rich and famous are held to a different set of standards then the rest of us are.

    If that would have been me that did that, I would already be in prison and likely would have gotten the maximum sentence. She shouldn’t be any different.

  18. 7ransponder says: May 3, 2012 6:19 PM

    Sad story, really. I tend to think she did have some drinks and had she stayed at the scene of the crim, the consequences would have been much more severe because they would have tested her. Either way, like christnamer said – no winners here.

  19. blacknole08 says: May 3, 2012 6:20 PM

    The judge should throw the book at her. You hit someone and then have the gull to drive away to not even see if that person is ok? She’s a terrible human being.

  20. elwaysadouche says: May 3, 2012 6:35 PM

    Joe Senser wins. He’s been tapping that for years and now he can trade her in on a new model…

  21. selldannysell says: May 3, 2012 6:41 PM

    mklax15 says:
    May 3, 2012 5:48 PM
    Wife of fromer vikings TE. Honestly who cares, write about something more interesting and useful.

    Apparently, you do, since you read the article, then commented on it. Why don’t you just read articles that interest you?

  22. fin72 says: May 3, 2012 6:53 PM

    Why is Russell Crowe her bodyguard?

  23. sportmentary says: May 3, 2012 6:54 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven The defense tried a poor case as well.

  24. beeronthefridge says: May 3, 2012 6:54 PM

    With all of these vikings committing criminal acts they’ll soon make the saints look like choir boys!

  25. mjkelly77 says: May 3, 2012 6:58 PM

    She should have stopped at the scene of the accident to administer aid and call for help. The guy might be alive today. Then she could have used the “my boobs got caught in the steering wheel” defense as to why she hit him.

  26. stairwayto7 says: May 3, 2012 7:02 PM

    Your punishment Mrs. Senser will to be watchig the Vikings play football next season!

  27. NoWearMan says: May 3, 2012 7:04 PM

    “No, this is not about a former Vikings TE’s wife. This is about a man that was killed. Pretty important.”

    Really?

    What about that guy that was killed in that home invasion robbery last night? Where’s the story about that? Or the two kids killed in a drive by last saturday night?

    This story is NOT about “a man that was killed”. This story, as posted on PFT, is a story about the wife of a former Vikings TE.

    Does the air get thin way up there on that high horse, pal?

  28. realfootballfan says: May 3, 2012 7:28 PM

    christinamer says:
    May 3, 2012 5:52 PM
    There are no winners here

    ——

    Mklax15 doesn’t care. He wants to know who the latest undrafted free agents are instead.

  29. bchapman2011 says: May 3, 2012 7:32 PM

    So you have a mint condition Mercedes SUV which means you take excellent care of your car and you care about it’s appearance. You have also never been in an accident before yet when you hit something as big as a human body you don’t stop to at the very least see the extent of the damage on your car? Makes no sense….Unless your a tad intoxicated.

  30. cougarquest says: May 3, 2012 7:48 PM

    Seriously, other than those involved, who cares about this!!! I thought this was a football forum.

  31. jtwp61 says: May 3, 2012 7:50 PM

    beeronthefridge says: May 3, 2012 6:54 PM

    With all of these vikings committing criminal acts they’ll soon make the saints look like choir boys!

    ———————————————–

    Actually she has never played for the Vikings.

  32. aldavisisthenfl says: May 3, 2012 8:08 PM

    Maybe she has concussion issues……

  33. thepvyharvin says: May 3, 2012 8:12 PM

    She is a liar, ho, and murderer,,,,good!

  34. christinamer says: May 3, 2012 8:16 PM

    NoWearMan says:
    May 3, 2012 7:04 PM
    “No, this is not about a former Vikings TE’s wife. This is about a man that was killed. Pretty important.”

    Really?

    What about that guy that was killed in that home invasion robbery last night? Where’s the story about that? Or the two kids killed in a drive by last saturday night?

    This story is NOT about “a man that was killed”. This story, as posted on PFT, is a story about the wife of a former Vikings TE.

    Does the air get thin way up there on that high horse, pal?

    ________

    First of all, that’s “ma’am” to you, not “pal.” Second of all, don’t get bitter with me because you are just another sad person who doesn’t see the big picture.

  35. theytukrjobs says: May 3, 2012 8:18 PM

    She was obviously drunk when she hit the guy. She has to live with that. Fortunately the jury saw through the lies.

    Never a cop when you need one. If they’d have tagged her drunk butt near the scene she’d be doing double the sentence that they’ll hand her.

  36. jredshoes says: May 3, 2012 8:40 PM

    So shes rich, hot and can’t drive. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad

  37. kmossg says: May 3, 2012 9:14 PM

    Very sad, Anousone Phanthavong was a great chef at Minneapolis restaurant True Thai. I will miss him first as a person and second as a chef.

  38. leatherhelmets says: May 3, 2012 9:22 PM

    Expressionless lady. Maybe you can learn in jail that you should be sorry you killed someone and ruined a family. B1tch.

  39. mediasloppy says: May 3, 2012 9:34 PM

    Wonder how this would have turned out if she stopped. She would have been convicted of manslaughter for drinking and driving and got lesser time in jail. Can’t say I feel sorry for her though…

  40. babyhorsemorgan says: May 3, 2012 9:52 PM

    Joe’s comments on the verdict were Sensered.

  41. teamnorsecore says: May 4, 2012 2:40 AM

    Bring on the Packer rubes……especially gb4mn0, textexington and pack13queens0 who will somehow blame/link the Minnesota Vikings Football team for/with this.

  42. vikefan says: May 4, 2012 10:50 AM

    So shes rich, hot and can’t drive. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad
    ——————————————————-
    actually 0-3

    Joe was one of biggest helps for prosection, morning after when she told him, he actually said on stand he told her what did you hit, a deer? a constuction pylon would not make that much damage!! her own husband did not believe her

  43. 69allday says: May 4, 2012 12:00 PM

    About time the rich don’t get off with a slap on the wrist-if the tables were turned, that guy would of been in jail from day one.

  44. stavreafavre says: May 4, 2012 4:10 PM

    Quite a family from what I saw of it. Early in the proceedings one of the daughters was going to turn the mother in when it hadn’t yet been revealed who was driving the car. That was because the daughter feared she might be a suspect and didn’t want her hopes for a pop music career derailed, not because she thought the truth was important. Joe would get mad at the photographers for taking pictures, acting like the biggest crime was the invasion of his privacy. He shouted “Why don’t you guys get a life?” (You mean the way the Mrs. did, Joe?) And of course Mrs. Senser doing her best to get away from the consequences of her actions. Humanity at its finest. Frankly I’m amazed to see one of the rich finally get convicted of something.

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