A judge on Thursday found Manitoba man, Guido Amsel guilty of attempting to murder not just his former wife but also her two lawyers when he sent them letter bombs.
Guido Amsel was arrested and charged after three explosive packages were found in July 2015.
Maria Mitousis, one of the lawyers who had represented Amsel’s ex-wife, Iris, in a financial dispute, lost her right hand when one of the bombs went off in her office.
The judge said she concluded he wanted to hurt his wife and the lawyers for their role in a contentious lawsuit he had filed over profits from an auto-body shop they had co-owned.
He dropped the lawsuit shortly before the letter bombs were sent.
The letter bomb sent to Mitousis was the only one that exploded.
Police safely detonated the other two bombs.
The trial heard that Amsel was convinced his former wife had stolen millions of dollars from him following their 2004 divorce as they continued to co-manage their business.
He, therefore, filed for a lawsuit and, after years of legal wrangling, Guido Amsel dropped the matter a few months before the explosions.
He testified that he thought his ex-wife had stolen the money and that he came to believe she and Mitousis had paid off one of his lawyers, Sara MacEachern, to withdraw from the case.