Maygan Sensenberger, 23, and her Liberal Senator husband Rod Zimmer, 69.
SASKATOON — The case involving the young wife of a Canadian senator, accused of threatening to slit her husband's throat while on a flight, has been adjourned until Thursday.
Maygan Sensenberger, 23, is expected to enter a plea on charges of uttering threats against her 69-year-old husband, Manitoba Liberal Senator, Rod Zimmer, during an Ottawa-to-Saskatoon flight last month.
Defence lawyer Leslie Sullivan said at Saskatoon provincial court that it was too jam-packed to properly get through the case Tuesday. Sensenberger wasn't present.
"This domestic violence court is a very busy, crowded court. As you can see from today, the docket was very long and when we deal with this case it is going to take a little more time than normal," said Sullivan.
She said they decided to adjourn the case until Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Sensenberger is also charged with causing a disturbance on an airplane.
A more serious charge of endangering the safety of an aircraft has already been withdrawn.
The couple hasn't been allowed to have face-to-face contact since the case was previously adjourned on August 29.
Sullivan told the court at that time that Zimmer is not concerned about his safety when he is with his wife and that she has his support.