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Zimmer update: Maygan Sensenberger appears in domestic violence court

SASKATOON - The 23-year-old wife of a 69-year-old Manitoba senator will appear in domestic violence court today in Saskatoon.

SASKATOON – The 23-year-old wife of a 69-year-old Manitoba senator will appear in domestic violence court today in Saskatoon.

Maygan Sensenberger was released on bail Monday on conditions including that she not have contact with her husband of one year, Senator Rod Zimmer.

Sensenberger was arrested last week on charges she caused a disturbance on a plane and endangered the safety of the aircraft.

Witnesses say Zimmer started having health problems on the flight and police allege Sensenberger yelled about bringing down the plane and threatened her husband.

Domestic violence court is a separate part of provincial court that allows an individual who pleads guilty to take counselling and address substance abuse problems they may have.

The court’s website says any accused would not be sentenced until after they complete the counselling or substance abuse programs.

Update: Sensenberger is no longer charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft. The charge was dropped Tuesday morning when she appeared in domestic violence court in Saskatoon. She still faces one count of causing a disturbance and the Crown added a count of uttering threats.

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