One of the most serious charges against Maygan Sensenberger, the 23-year-old wife of 69-year-old Manitoba Senator Rod Zimmer, has been withdrawn.
Sensenberger, who was originally charged with endangering the safety of aircraft and causing a disturbance, will now only be charged with causing a disturbance and uttering threats.
According to defense attorney, Leslie Sullivan, the endangering charge was one of the heaviest against Sensenberger.
“It was indictable—so it would be more serious, yes,” Sullivan told media outside of the courthouse.
She explained, “What happens is we’ve just adjourned it to tomorrow afternoon, Mr. Miazga [the prosecution lawyer] and I need to review more disclosure that’s still ongoing.”
Court documents explain the new charge against Sensenberger is to “utter a threat to Rod Zimmer to cause death to Rod Zimmer.”
According to a press release from the Saskatoon Police Service, Sensenberger was arrested in Saskatoon last Thursday after Police received a call about a disruptive passenger on route to Saskatoon.
Police were asked to attend the scene and investigation revealed she had “been disruptive and threatening to persons on the aircraft.”
However, Scott Wright a witness to the incident said the reason why Sensenberger was upset was because Zimmer was experiencing tightness in his chest and noted although she was distraught, she didn’t come off as threatening.
No one was injured in this incident and the safety of the aircraft was not compromised.
Sensenberger is back in court Wednesday at 2 p.m.