Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Charge of endangering aircraft dropped against senator's wife Sensenberger: Wife still faces two charges after incident on plane with husband Rod Zimmer


 Maygan Sensenberger, the wife of a Canadian senator, no longer faces a charge of endangering an aircraft. 

 At a brief court appearance in Saskatoon, Sensenberger, 23, learned Tuesday morning the Crown was withdrawing its original information against her and replacing it with a new one that does not contain that charge.

Sensenberger is still charged with causing a disturbance on an aircraft and uttering threats against her husband, Rod Zimmer, 69, a Manitoba senator.

Sensenberger's new lawyer, Leslie Sullivan, requested a brief adjournment to Tuesday afternoon.

Sensenberger, was initially charged after police were called to the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport around 8 p.m. last Thursday, where they took Sensenberger into custody.

The two were on a flight to Saskatoon from Ottawa when Sensenberger allegedly threatened to kill her husband and "take down the aircraft" in which she was flying.

A passenger on the same flight, however, says Sensenberger was upset her husband was experiencing tightness in his chest, but she wasn't threatening.

Scott Wright, a former ambulance attendant, said he volunteered when the crew on the Ottawa to Saskatoon flight asked for anyone with medical experience to help Zimmer, who wasn't feeling well.

After Sensenberger’s first appearance in Saskatoon provincial court last Friday, she remained in custody through the weekend until appearing again Monday, which happened to be the couple’s one-year wedding anniversary.

Source:   http://www.edmontonjournal.com

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