Wednesday, September 09, 2015

No bail for you!

Good Day Readers:

The decision not to grant Guido Amsel bail raises a couple questions. Who requested the publication ban and why and can a bail refusal be appealed? CyberSmokeBlog suspects the answer to the latter is no.


Martin Glazer after September 4, 2015 bail hearing

Accused bomber Guido Amsel denied bail by Winnipeg Judge

3 women were the targets of the attacks, in which bombs were rigged through recording devices

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Guido Amsel 49, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and a number of other weapons and explosives charges. (Courtesy of Winnipeg Police Service)

Guido Amsel, a man accused of sending mail bombs to three women in Manitoba, was denied bail on Wednesday.

Amsel, 49, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault and a number of other weapons and explosives charges.

Three women, including a Winnipeg lawyer, were the targets of attacks in which bombs were rigged through recording devices and sent through the mail.

Amsel's bail hearings were delayed several times and had to be stretched over three days – making them exceptionally long.

On Wednesday afternoon, a decision was issued, and Amsel was denied bail. The decision took 40 minutes to read, and the details of it are covered under a publication ban, so they can't be reported.
Caroline Barghout @barghout

The courtroom was packed as the judge delivered a nearly 40 min decision. Not one person made a sound when the decision was delivered. #cbcmb

3:36 PM - 9 Sept 2015
Amsel's lawyer, Martin Glazer, had argued his client's incarceration was difficult on Amsel's family and two children.

"His wife is emotional, she's upset. They have two young sons who miss their father very much."

Winnipeg mail bomb targets were 3 women

Suspected bomber went through lengthy divorce battle

Lawyer Maria Mitousis, 38, who at one time represented Amsel's ex-wife in divorce proceedings, lost her right hand and was badly injured when a package mailed to her exploded on July 3. She also suffered injuries to her face, chest and thighs and underwent 12 hours of surgery.
A package intended for Amsel's ex-wife was detonated by police July 4 at a business on Washington Avenue. No one was injured.

The third bomb was detonated by police near the law office of Orle Bargen and Davidson on Stradbrook Avenue on July 5. The lawyer who represented him in the divorce proceedings used to work there but no longer does.

Glazer said his client intends to fight the allegations.

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