UPDATED: Senator's wife released from custody
Maygan Sensenberger, the wife of Manitoba Liberal Senator Rod Zimmer, was
released from custody Monday on the condition that she stay away from her
The 23-year-old made headlines after being arrested at Saskatoon's John G. Diefenbaker airport Thursday night, charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft and causing a disturbance which allegedly stemmed from an argument with her 69-year-old husband.
Monday is the couple's first wedding anniversary, which they'll be spending apart as one of Sensenberger's release conditions.
The Crown agreed to her release during Monday's court appearance, calling it a domestic violence issue and setting the case over to domestic violence court Tuesday morning.
The Crown said it is considered a domestic violence matter because Sensenberger allegedly threatened Zimmer on the plane.
"They've taken the charge of endangering the safety of people on board and they've particularized the charge to say how this was done," said Crown Prosecutor Melodi Kujawa.
The charge also alleges Sensenberger threatened to take down the aircraft.
Scott Wright, a passenger on the Air Canada flight, said Sensenberger's behavior stemmed from a belief Zimmer was having health problems.
However, no details about what happened on that flight were spoken to in court, and there was no explanation as to how domestic violence factors in to the case.
Sensenberger, who earlier appeared confused in the prisoner's box, slipped into a black car outside Saskatoon Provincial Court without answering any questions.
Zimmer sat silently in the courtroom's front row during the proceedings.
Afterwards he left out a back door, also declining an interview.
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