Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 5/2/12

Amy Senser, wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser is facing three counts of felony vehicular homicide. If she’s convicted one or all of the felony counts, the state’s sentencing guidelines recommend a prison sentence of four years. The misdemeanor count carries a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The 45 year old took the stand Monday, with both the prosecution and defense making their closing arguments Tuesday. The jury deliberated for four hours and then recessed.

Deliberations will continue this morning.

Here are more details on the trial from the AP:

Prosecutor Deborah Russell told the jurors in closing arguments that the evidence proves Amy Senser had to have known she hit Anousone Phanthavong, was probably drunk, concealed evidence and failed to notify authorities about the fatal accident. She urged them not to take Senser at her word but to balance her testimony against all the other evidence presented during the seven-day trial.

“The evidence in this case demonstrates she knew she hit Mr. Phanthavong at the time she hit him,” Russell said.

For more on the Amy Senser hit and run homicide case

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