Amy Senser Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison – Tattoos Victim’s Name on Her Wrist!
The sentencing came down this morning for Amy Senser, but apparently before that happened, she paid for the victim's name to be tattooed on her wrist. Her defense attorney, Eric Nelson said she did it because she feels responsible for his soul.
Judge Daniel Mabley handed in a 41 month prison sentence for the August 2011 hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. Judge Mabley said "to deter people, I think a prison sentence is justified.", but the sentence is near the minimum of state guidelines. The Phanthavong family had asked for the full sentence of 57 months to leveled.
Senser must serve 2/3 of that time before she can be released for good behavior. She is required to pay a $6,000 fine, as well.
According to a report on the KMSP website:
Senser gave the Phanthavong family a tearful apology before Monday's sentencing, telling them she's "so very sorry" for the accident that caused his death.
Former Viking tight end Joe Senser, Amy's husband, was not in the courtroom for the sentencing.