The jury has started its deliberations in the case of Amy Senser, the woman who drove off after hitting and killing 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong on an I-94 off-ramp last year. She insisted during her testimony yesterday that she didn’t know she hit someone.
Is that enough to avoid conviction on the most serious charges? There is, of course, no predicting what a jury might decide but this particular case has been accompanied by many in the public insisting that money and race would win out.
These tweets from the days after the accident revealed a general distrust that the the justice system would hold someone accountable.
But in the intervening weeks, investigators investigated, cops arrested, and prosecutors charged.
Even so, the jury’s decision could likely renew the heated rhetoric the case spawned.