Updated: 12/27/2012 8:02 AM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen
Amy Senser's attorney has taken the first step in trying to get her criminal vehicular homicide conviction overturned.
Back in May, Senser was convicted in the hit-and-run death of a Minneapolis chef in August of 2011.
Attorney Eric Nelson filed an appeal Wednesday. In a 45-page brief to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Nelson argued the state didn't have sufficient evidence for a conviction.
The brief also stated "Ms. Senser's case underwent a series of unusual occurrences and prejudicial rulings that strongly contributed to the jury's verdicts of conviction. ... The trial court abused its discretion in not granting a new trial in the interests of justice."
Nelson asked for Senser's conviction to be overturned, or for a new trial to be granted.