Amy Senser granted work release - KMSP-TV

Amy Senser granted work release

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Amy Senser has been approved for work release, starting April 24, the Minnesota Department of Corrections confirmed Friday. If Senser's good behavior continues, she will be released from prison on Oct. 20.

Senser, wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser, was convicted in May 2012 of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.

Phanthavong was struck by Senser's SUV as he was filling his gas tank on the Interstate 94 exit ramp to Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis. Senser maintained she didn't know she struck a person when she left the scene of the accident.

Last September, Senser filed a last-ditch appeal of her conviction, which was denied.by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The Department of Corrections couldn't comment on where Senser may be employed while on work release, or which factors made her specifically-qualified for the program.

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