Courtroom Sketching: Amy Senser Trial, Day 7

Today was the final day of the trail. Both sides made their closing arguments and fate of Amy Senser is now in the hands of a jury. I was making my final trek down to the camera crew by lunch.  I knew this would be a short day so I drew extra fast. Good Morning […]

Courtroom Sketching: Amy Senser Trial, Day 6

Today Amy Senser finally took that stand and got a chance to tell her side of the story. A very emotional day, and everyone in the courtroom seemed riveted as she spoke. Everything should wrap up tomorrow and then I’ll start getting busy catching up on other client work.

Courtroom Sketching: Amy Senser Trial, Day 5

Today the prosecution wrapped up their case against Amy Senser in her hit-and-run trial. All along Mrs. Senser has insisted she thought she had struck a construction barrel with her car instead of a human being. The state is attempting to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she must have known she had hit someone […]

Courtroom Sketching: Amy Senser Trial, Day 4

Today two of the three key witnesses were teenagers. Because they were minors the judge instructed all of courtroom sketch artists to not sketch them. At all. We asked if we could just draw outlines or even genderless mannequin-like “ghost” shapes and even that request was denied. The judge was very nice about it but […]

Courtroom Sketching: Amy Senser Trial, Day 3

Today was the first day of testimony for one of the star witnesses, ex-NFL player and local celebrity Joe Senser, who’s wife is on trial for the hit-and-run The TV station asked me not to come in until 11am today. Even though I showed up early the courtroom was packed and every seat taken. I […]

Courtroom Sketching: Amy Senser Trial, Day 2

Today was Day 2 of the Amy Senser hit-and-run trial, and once again I was hired by local station KSTP-5 to do some courtroom sketches. Several witnesses took the stand so I was drawing fast and furious. Courtroom sketching is always a balancing act. Do I focus on quantity or quality? A couple of really […]