Amy Senser to be released from prison after serving less than two years

Categories: Crime, Law
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Following her conviction for criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the August 2011 hit-and-run death of True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong, Amy Senser entered prison on July 9, 2012. She'll be released this week.

A Department of Corrections official tells us Senser will be transferred to a "community correctional facility," where she'll take part in a work release program. She'll remain there until October 20.

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"When work release is complete, she will return home to the community and be under supervision by an agent," a DOC official says. She'll remain under supervision until she completes her 41-month sentence.

Senser recently applied to be transferred from prison to a work release program. Her request was granted last month, paving the way for her early release. The DOC says work release applications are evaluated based on "public safety and the opportunity for an offender to successfully transition back to the community."

Though she's being released from prison, Senser will only be able to leave the correctional facility for work and won't be able to visit her family, the Star Tribune reports. Employment is a requirement for offenders in work release and regular drug and alcohol tests are a part of the program.

The Senser file:
-- Appeals Court upholds Amy Senser conviction; she "knew she hit either a person or a vehicle"
-- Amy Senser had a drinking problem, affairs according to stepdaughter Brittani
-- Joe Senser on "Amyworld": Flaking out on picking up kids reflects her 'fierce independence'
-- Joe Senser loses cool, tells photographers to "get a life"


-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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196 comments
Lorenzo Vasquez
Lorenzo Vasquez

You will serve more time in Minnesota for possession of drugs than she did, and left him there after she killed him.

Steven Stewart
Steven Stewart

is it different than others with similar convictions?

Sco Kel
Sco Kel

Accidents happen and people die everyday.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

People who want to suggest that she is getting preferential treatment don't pay attention to the reality of hit-and-run involving death. Many people in similar situations get off easier than Senser did. Fact. #factsareyours

Sco Kel
Sco Kel

What's being white have to do with it? That's racist.

Anya AthroughZlorenzi
Anya AthroughZlorenzi

Rich white person = kill someone and get away with it. Any poc that did the same thing would rot in prison. Bullshit.

Stephen John Henninger
Stephen John Henninger

None of you know what you are talking about when it comes to the law or the Sensers.

Greta von Otto
Greta von Otto

And, here I thought Michelle Bachmann was the most hated woman in Minnesota, even though she never killed anyone!

Tustan Lee
Tustan Lee

It just keeps proving that the MN justice system does not work. I'll just trust in Karma..

Sapaula Mao
Sapaula Mao

No worries, the man she killed will haunt her soul for life. He died a very deceitful way and only Sensor knew how it went down. She has it coming for her. No money can help her on this one. She has blood on her hands still.

Erik Unstad
Erik Unstad

Ysh....thats what I though......you got absolute DICK.........

niboosmik
niboosmik

R. I. P. Anousone Phanthavong

Amanda M. Jacoby
Amanda M. Jacoby

So does the Phanthavong family have any say in this? JW. Sad for them.

Dave Salmonson
Dave Salmonson

Served less then 2 years for killing a person while driving drunk, fleeing the scene, hiding the evidence, and trying to blame her own daughter.

Joshua Warren
Joshua Warren

I'm not sure that she knows what work actually is, but I think she made a huge error in judgement and served her time for it. I've been in jail twice for a couple days before, and it isn't fun in the least bit, let alone years there.

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

I find it not ironic but inspiring that you, in the beginning of your lame retort say, "any time a current or former inmate speaks, people say..." then somehow try to make that about anything I said?! I was never around when someone said inmates didn't deserve credibility in the conversation, therefore, you took a completely different argument and made it apply to me, somehow, even the though the two ARE COMPLETELY UNRELATED. YOU NEED TO TAKE A LOGIC CLASS. I implore you. Every argument you try and create sucks dogshit, makes no sense and reeks of immaturity, ego and lack of education. Go back to the sandbox now.

Susie Quarstad
Susie Quarstad

It makes me angry too, very angry. This is one subject I have a hard time letting go of.

Rachael Morford
Rachael Morford

Unbelievable. You kill someone and get nothing more than a slap on the wrist.......

Terri Taray
Terri Taray

TOTALLY NOT FAIR!! Because she's apart of the "f & f" 1 percent she gets off Easy??? PEOPLE, SHE KILLED SONEONE CUZ SHE WAS DRIVING DRUNK!!! AND, FLED!!! This angers me to...UGG!!! Why, why, why should a murdering drunk get off easy because of who her husband WAS?

Melissa Frazer Montgomery
Melissa Frazer Montgomery

Does her victim get out early to go to perform community service? Oh wait, no.. he's dead. She killed him. He gets no second chances. R. I. P. Anousone Phanthavong

Craig Wisner
Craig Wisner

Ryan Chandler = Asshole of EPIC proportions

Craig Wisner
Craig Wisner

You're obviously a friend of the family, commenting on everyones posts, defending her. If my own mother did what Amy did, I would still love her because shes my Mom, but I sure as hell wouldn't go on facebook defending her crime. You act like being sober would make this better for her. That is ridiculous. If she was sober, and left a man on the road to die, and did all the things she did to cover her tracks, then she should be doing 10-20 years for murder.

Shawn Laughton
Shawn Laughton

Yeah in the back office of her own business lol She just doesn't get to go work anywhere

Craig Wisner
Craig Wisner

Ryan, it's well know that you're an ignorant asshole. Thats what really matters

mplstim56
mplstim56

I just hope Joe has been in training, because Amy is going to be, like, REAL FRISKY!!!!

Sandy Kelly
Sandy Kelly

What is her "work" that she is being released to do? She managed to get such a light sentence because she lied about not knowing she hit someone and the prosecutor chose to accept the lie even though it was obvious she knew and was trying to cover up. Then her great enabler Joe came along and blamed everyone else for being mean to poor Amy. I wonder how long before she hits the bottle. And her poor kids ...what an example she is.....the kids know damn well she was drunk. What a delightful atmosphere at that house.

Matt Mortensen
Matt Mortensen

What a fuckin joke, it must be nice to have money

Negishi Sissies
Negishi Sissies

LoL, view the picture on the right , the shape of her head resembles the shape of a Hatchet :/

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

Her sentence is no different than others receive for similar offences.   Most crimes are punished according to intent.   If there is no intent, then it's not treated as a crime.   Look at the case where the car with the 5 kids went into the pond.  Two died - the driver is not going to be charged.

It seems many of you are asleep to everyday events, and once in a while wake up, ranting comments that prove you are fools.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@swervypuckett We know she didn't have a DL.   Probably an illegal alien.   Couldn't have had 5 kids in the car - not enough room for 5 car seats.

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