Guido Amsel, the man accused of sending bombs through the mail, is making a second attempt at getting bail.
Amsel, appearing significantly thinner since his arrest in July 2015, appeared in court on Wednesday with his lawyer Martin Glazer. He smiled and waved at his wife along with other family members and supporters.
The submissions made by Glazer and the Crown are under a publication ban. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Chris Martin will give his decision at a later date.
Amsel, 49, is charged with three counts of attempted murder after three explosives were sent a pair of Winnipeg law firms and his ex-wife.
He was originally denied bail in September, a decision which Amsel appealed. Glazer even attempted to bring in an out-of-province judge to preside over a bail review, arguing Winnipeg’s legal community is too close-knit’.
However, that motion was denied in February by Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal.
Lawyer Maria Mitousis lost her right hand when one of the bombs exploded as she opened the package on July 3. A packed sent to Amsel’s ex-wife was found at a business on Washington Avenue and was detonated by police.
The third bomb was discovered by police at the office of Orle, Bargen and Davidson on Stradbrook.
Amsel is also charged with a number of weapons and explosive charges.
Meanwhile, new attempted murder charges were laid against Amsel early this month following an explosion at his ex-wife’s house in St. Clements. That case has just started to make its way through the courts.