Amy Senser's 15-year-old daughter Molly testified Friday morning, detailing her range of emotions from the night of the deadly hit-and-run crash to the next morning.
"The plan was my mother was going to pick us up but my dad picked us up," the 10th grader said.
Amy Senser is accused in the hit-and-run crash that killed Anousone Phanthavong while he was refueling his car on the Interstate 94 ramp at Riverside Ave. last August.
Molly said no one was able to reach Amy on the phone from a concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, where they were waiting for a ride. Madeline Hare, a friend of the girls, contradicted that Thursday when she testified she did reach Amy, who was in the car and lost.
When Molly got home, she found Amy on the porch couch, but said the two didn't speak.
"I wasn't mad at her, I was frustrated at what happened but misunderstandings happen all the time," she said. "It wasn't that big a deal."
When she saw her mother the next day, Molly said "I'd never seen that expression on my mother's face…she came in silent."
The teenager also admitted to later asking her mom if she'd been drinking that night, but was very guarded about it, referring to the way she'd answered in an earlier sworn deposition.
About her 12:30 a.m. phone call to family friend Sandy Delgahausen to tell her to stay away from her mother, Molly said that stemmed from an issue between her and Delgahausen's son that occurred five years earlier, for which she'd been in therapy twice a month. Molly said part of that therapy was to stop contact between the two families.
Molly's younger sister, 14-year-old Hannah Senser, took the stand on Thursday to say that she had called her mother after the concert while still at the Xcel Energy Center. She said the phone connected, but she was never actually able to talk to her mother.
Hannah Senser testified that her mother never told her what happened that night -- and she never asked because she never wanted to know.
Also on Thursday, jurors heard from Sgt. Dan Beasley, of the Minnesota State Patrol, who analyzed the data from the Mercedes SUV GPS system. Amy Senser says she drove around the Riverside area for an hour after the crash because she was lost and could not find her way back to the Xcel Energy Center to pick up her daughters and their friends.
At no time was the Xcel Energy Center picked as a destination point in the GPS. Nor was the Senser home, which she returned to without incident, Beasley said.
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