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Juror: Senser verdict on circumstantial evidence

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Amy Senser, left, and her attorney, Eric Nelson, right, enter the Hennepin County Government Center before hearing the jury's verdict in her hit-and-run case on Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Minneapolis.  Amy Senser was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to promptly report an accident, both criminal vehicular homicide charges, in the August death of Anousone Phanthavong. She was acquitted of a third felony charge of gross negligence. She was also convicted of misdemeanor careless driving.  (AP Photo/Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A juror in a fatal hit-and-run trial involving the wife of a former Minnesota Viking says the case was challenging because it came down to circumstantial evidence.

Jameson "Jay" Larson tells The Associated Press that the jury spent much of Thursday's deliberations trying to determine whether Amy Senser knew she had hit a person.

Senser said she thought she'd hit a construction cone or pothole. But jurors eventually convicted the wife of former Viking Joe Senser of two felonies.

Larson says jurors went through her testimony and the evidence such as phone records before convicting her in the death of a man on a freeway exit ramp last August.

Larson also says jurors decided they would not deadlock.

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