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Updated: 08/11/2012 9:12 AM
Created: 08/10/2012 6:55 PM | Print |  Email
By: Mark Albert

Amy Senser Files Notice of Appeal, Seeks Prison Release

A month and a day after she was convicted of a hit and run crash that killed a Minneapolis chef, Amy Senser has filed a notice of appeal, alleging nearly a dozen "abuses of discretion," by the trial judge and asking to be let out of prison as the appellate process begins.

The 33 pages worth of documents filed Friday seek to overturn Senser's two criminal vehicular homicide convictions and her 41-month prison sentence handed down July 9 by Hennepin County District Court Judge Daniel Mabley.

In the motion for release pending appeal, attorney Eric Nelson, who defended Senser at trial, lays out a summary of the case and argues that Judge Mabley, contrary to state criminal procedures, did not state on the record why Senser's appeal to remain out of prison during the appellate process was denied and that Senser's motion is, "purposefully tailored to undo the needless burdens and harms that have been imposed upon her."

In the notice of appeal, Nelson lays out ten alleged "abuses of discretion," including that the judge did not share a note from the jury until four days after the verdict had been delivered.

Click here to read the notice of appeal and motion for release pending appeal.

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