The man accused in Winnipeg’s infamous mail bombing case as had a unique request turned down in court.
The lawyer for Guido Amsel wanted an out-of-province judge to preside over his bail review.
He argued a local judge could be biased because some of witnesses and alleged victims, including Maria Mitousis, are lawyers.
But one of Manitoba’s top judges is saying no to the request.
Chief Justice Glenn Joyal says judges here are professional and have taken an oath to be impartial.
Amsel is facing a long list of charges, including three counts of attempted murder after allegedly sending explosives in the mail last July.
One of them blew up on Mitousis, causing her to lose a hand.
Amsel was denied bail, but has requested a bail review. It will be held March 21.