It is expected that the Winnipeg man will be sentenced to send a letter bomb to his ex-wife and two lawyers today.
Judge Tracey Lord will sentence Guido Amsel’s allegations, including attempted murder and severe assault.
Amsel was arrested after discovering three explosive packages in July 2015.
One of them was in the office of Maria Mitousis, an attorney who represented Amsel’s ex-wife in a financial dispute.
Mitousis lost her right hand and suffered other serious injuries.
The explosive compound is contained in a handheld recorder with a note indicating Mitousis press to play.
Amsel was accused of sending four bombs – the first to be sent to Iris Amsel’s home in 2013. In July 2015, she sent three law firms to her workplace and two attorneys. They represented the former couple in a profit conflict in a car repair shop they jointly owned.
The letter sent to Mitousis was the only explosive letter. The other two were safely detonated by the police.
The 2013 bomb left Iris Amsel’s home and left a crater on the frozen ground.
The trial heard that Amsel was convinced that his ex-wife had stolen millions of dollars after divorcing in 2004 because they continued to manage their business together.
After filing a lawsuit, after many years of legal disputes, Guido Amsel gave up the matter several months before the explosion.
He testified that he thought his ex-wife had stolen money and that he began to believe that she and Mitousis repaid one of his lawyers, Sara MacEachern, from the case.
MacEachern’s senior partner George Orr was one of the bomb targets.
Amsel also told the court that he believed his ex-wife sent out all the bombs to intercept him.
Amsel’s DNA was discovered at two explosion points, but his lawyer Saheel Zaman said that he may have left other ways. He pointed out that Amsel had extensive browsing through his files in the Mitousis office while his lawyers waived him and conducted legal proceedings on his own behalf. Zaman suggested that Amsel’s DNA might spread from the file to other areas during the explosion.
Zaman added that the DNA found in the bomb pits of Iris Amsel’s house may have been where Guido Amsel lived a few years ago and used rope to plant trees and build a driveway.