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 ... More >>
The appeal of the suburban strip mall architecture is elusive. No matter what part of the country you're exploring, inevitably the beige monoliths stretch between urban centers. The only difference is the logo on the outside.Eat Shop replaces a Joe Senser's in one of these buildings, but this i ... More >>
See also: Eat Shop coming soon to Plymouth Not long after announcing its intentions, Eat Shop will be opening its doors. The new suburban restaurant has taken over the former Joe Senser's space, given it a facelift, trained the staff, and, very shortly, will start serving food.
We'd heard there had been some construction activity out at the former Joe Senser's in Plymouth, and today we know why. Mpls/St. Paul magazine reports that the new restaurant will be called Eat Shop Kitchen and Bar.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Joe Senser was sitting around, checking text messages on his phone while chilling on the first floor of the Hennepin County Courthouse this morning, when he noticed a gaggle of photographers snapping photos and taking video of him.Apparently, Senser has had enough of being pestered in public places ... More >>
On the August night she struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong with her SUV, Amy Senser was supposed to pick up her daughters following a Katy Perry concert at the Xcel Energy Center. She did not.With Amy missing in action and his daughters stranded in St. Paul without a ride home, Joe Senser had to ... More >>
Amy Senser will testify during her trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, her defense attorney revealed during opening statements. Prosecutor Deborah Russell and defense attorney Eric Nelson kept their opening arguments brief this afternoon, with each side presenting a bare outline of their ... More >>
For Anousone Phanthavong's parents, justice will come once they reach the "peace of mind that their son just didn't die like roadkill on the street." Cindi Phanthavong, Anousone's niece, spoke to reporters this afternoon about her dead uncle, who she described as a quiet, "hard-working man" who wo ... More >>
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 >>
Amy Senser was talking on the phone when she ran over Anousone Phanthavong, a new revelation leading prosecutors to file a new criminal vehicular homicide charge against her for reckless driving.The new charge means Senser faces three counts of criminal vehicular homicide for running over Phanthavon ... More >>
Amy Senser's trial approaches April 23, but before a jury can be seated the Hennepin County judge overseeing the case must determine whether Senser can get a fair trial in Minneapolis. Senser's attorney Eric Nelson requested a change of venue to Kandiyohi County earlier this month on the grounds ... More >>
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 >>
Just days after it was announced that Amy Senser, wife of restaurant owner Joe Senser, would stand trial on charges of criminal vehicular homicide, a sign went up on the doors of the former Viking's restaurant in Plymouth, saying that it would close for good. The sign cited financial and economic re ... More >>
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern tweeted his support for dead True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong Friday afternoon. Phanthavong had worked at True Thai since 2002. He was the restaurant's head cook until Amy Senser ran him over on the Riverside exit of I-94 last August. A Hennepin County judge ... More >>
Amy Senser will stand trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges April 23, a Hennepin County judge ruled this morning. Senser allegedly ran over Anousone Phanthavong, the head cook at True Thai, last August, and left the scene of the accident. Prosecutors unveiled an amended complaint late Janu ... More >>
Amy Senser faces criminal vehicular homicide chargesJoe Senser called a rehab center the morning after his wife Amy allegedly ran over Anousoune Phanthavong.That's one of several revelations contained in an amended complaint Hennepin County prosecutors filed against Amy Senser this afternoon.On A ... More >>
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Amy Senser will face charges from the Hennepin County Attorney today.Amy Senser has had a few weeks to walk around free since admitting that she was the driver of the Mercedes SUV that killed Anousone Phanthavong. Now, after weeks of outcry over Senser's not being arrested or charged with a crim ... More >>
Amy Senser's mugshot after her arrest this morning.As the family of Anousone Phanthavong looked on, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that his office is charging Amy Senser with felony criminal vehicular homicide. But the short, one-page criminal complaint yields far more questions ... More >>
Scott Gillespie, Strib opinions editor, says he didn't spike Anna Prasomphol's piece.Amy Senser is getting a lot of criticism for the hit-and-run accident that killed Anouone Phanthavong, and yesterday, figures in the local media came up for some criticism too. The harsh feedback came thanks to a ... More >>
Amy Senser is still walking around free, and Anna Prasomphol doesn't like that.Amy Senser is still walking around a free woman three weeks after the hit-and-run accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong, despite Senser's having confessed to the crime through her attorney. As investigators assembl ... More >>
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Amy Senser hit-and-ran, but hasn't cooperated with authorities.Amy Senser, the wife of restaurant owner and former Vikings star Joe Senser, has not been arrested after admitting guilt in the hit-and-run accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong. But the Phantahvong family isn't waiting to seek it ... More >>
Amy Senser, in a photo released from her attorney's office.Attorneys for former Vikings tight end Joe Senser have confirmed in a statement that it was Amy Senser, Joe's wife, driving the SUV at the time of a deadly hit-and-run. Anousoune Phanthavong, the head chef at True Thai, was filling his c ... More >>
Joe Senser is the owner of the SUV, but had loaned it to his daughter.Former Vikings tight end and current local sports media personality Joe Senser is the owner of a car involved in a deadly hit and run accident. The Mercedes SUV that hit and killed 38-year-old Anousoune Phanthavong around 11 p. ... More >>
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