Daniel Mabley

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Amy Senser sent flowers to True Thai days before her attorney filed appeal

    Almost a year and a half later, Amy Senser still mourns the death of Anousone Phanthavong. She just doesn't think she should be in prison because of it.SEE ALSO:-- Amy Senser had a drinking problem, affairs according to stepdaughter Brittani-- Amy Senser letters of support reveal another side of Amy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Amy Senser letters of support reveal another side of Amy

    Amy Senser will be sentenced later this morning for killing Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run last August. Prosecutors want Senser to serve nearly five years in prison, the maximum; her defense attorney, Eric Nelson, seeks probation. To bolster his argument for leniency, Nelson submitted 113 l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Amy Senser's convictions upheld; she'll be sentenced July 9, then appeal

    Amy Senser's last chance to avoid prison time slipped away yesterday when Hennepin County Judge Daniel Mabley denied her motion for acquittal or a new trial.Two weeks ago, Eric Nelson, Senser's defense attorney, filed a motion making a case that jurors were confused about their instructions, and ren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Amy Senser jury may have been confused; defense wants convictions overturned

    Amy Senser's jurors may have misunderstood their instructions when convicting her of two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, prompting defense attorney Eric Nelson to ask that the convictions be thrown out.At the heart of Nelson's contention is a note jurors sent to Hennepin County Judge Daniel M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Amy Senser found guilty of two felonies, not guilty of gross negligence

    Over the weekend, legal experts opined that with the prosecution wrapping up its case, Amy Senser's trial was hers to lose, citing the difficulty of convicting someone of criminal vehicular homicide charges.The experts were wrong. This afternoon, the jury found her guilty of two felonies -- failure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Amy Senser was drinking the night she killed Phanthavong, prosecutor says

    Amy Senser admitted to a daughter that she was drinking the night she ran over Anousone Phanthavong, a Hennepin County prosecutor said Monday. Deborah Russell, the assistant county attorney who made the statement during a motions hearing in Senser's case, didn't elaborate. Prosecutors revealed ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Timothy Bakdash sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering Benjamin Van Handel

    Timothy Bakdash will spend at least the next 27 years behind bars for running over and killing University of Minnesota student Bejamin Van Handel after a night of heavy drinking last April.Judge Daniel Mabley today sentenced Bakdash, 30,  to 40 years in prison, with his first parole eligibility ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Amy Senser trial will happen in Hennepin County

    ​Amy Senser's trial will not be moving to Kandiyohi County. Hennepin County Judge Daniel H. Mabley denied Senser's request to have her trial moved from Minneapolis to Kandiyohi County. Senser stands charged with criminal vehicular homicide for running True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong over off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Diane Bakdash, alleged accomplice in son's murder case, given reduced bail

    Stone Creek PsychiatryDiane Bakdash​Now that 66-year-old Diane Bakdash has appeared in court on the charge of accessory after the fact to murder, we're getting a look at the criminal complaint against her, and seeing a glimpse of her defense strategy. Judge Daniel Mabley agreed to reduce her bail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Timothy Bakdash: Police refuse to release mug shots

    CaringBridgeBen Van Handel was killed after being struck by a car in Dinkytown April 15.​It was last Thursday that police arrested Timothy Ayman Bakdash and charged him with second degree murder for deliberately running his car onto the sidewalk and into three university students in Dinkytown. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Carl Eller's bias appeal fails

    ​The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the controversial conviction of former Viking Carl Eller for fourth-degree assault and refusing to submit to a chemical test.Eller, ex Purple People-Eater, was pulled over in 2008 on suspicions of DWI whereupon he allegedly assaulted the officers and re ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    Try, Try Again

    The courts are determined to make a 10-year-old murder charge stick