|Court Says Wife and Senator Can Have Some Contact|
|Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:05|
The no contact order between Manitoba Liberal Senator Rod Zimmer and his 23 year old wife Maygan Sensenberger was adjusted in court Wednesday afternoon.
Zimmer's wife has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance on a flight from Ottawa to Saskatoon on Thursday.
After a 2 and a half hour meeting with a judge in court Wednesday, the judge and crown agreed that the couple can have contact through phone, text, e-mail, or any other electronic communication device.
Initially, the crown didn't consent to making any changes, but after a 45 minute break meeting with the defense, the crown came back with the change to Sensenberger's conditions.
The matter has now been moved to September 18th for plea, and while no plea has been officially entered just yet, the defense did state that Sensenberger would be pleading not guilty to uttering threats.
The defense also stated Zimmer never felt threatened during the argument on the Air Canada Flight, and was never concerned for his safety.
Crown Prosecutor Matthew Miazga in his arguments stated witnesses heard Sensenberger said she was going to slit her husband's throat, which Miazga states was said in a, "Blatantly open situation."
[ED Aug 29/12]