Updated: 04/27/2012 2:31 PM KSTP.com By: Lauren Radomski
It was an emotional day of testimony in Amy Senser's hit-and-run trial Thursday, as Senser's husband and 14-year-old daughter took the stand.
Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser testified that he wasn't surprised when his wife failed to pick up their daughters and friends from a concert in St. Paul Aug. 23, the night Amy Senser is accused of hitting 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong in Minneapolis and leaving the scene.
Calling his wife "fiercely independent," Joe Senser said it was not unusual that Amy Senser did not make it to the concert that night.
Prosecutors asked Joe Senser whether he had ever caught his wife in an inappropriate relationship with another man, to which he replied no. Senser previously testified that his wife has never lied to him in their 22 years of marriage.
The jury also heard from the Sensers' 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, who was tearful as she spoke on the stand. Hannah Senser said she had never asked her mother what she was doing the night of the crash.
A former friend of Hannah Senser also testified Thursday, saying that Hannah thought her mother had been drinking the night of the crash. The friend acknowledged not having seen Amy Senser drinking that night.
The high profile case is now getting national attention. Good Morning America's report focused on the face-off between Amy Senser and her stepdaughter Brittani Senser.
The report described Brittani Senser as an aspiring reality TV star and singer. On the stand Wednesday she emotionally detailed how she forced her stepmother to admit to the crime. She said she was angry after media reports linked her to the accident.
But, defense lawyers told jurors Brittani was really angry the hit-and-run had hurt her career, saying she was more upset about losing a charity singing gig.
Click here to view court documents, a list of possible witnesses and sketches from inside the courtroom.
Click here to watch video of the case from "Good Morning America."