Alexa Emerson bail hearing to resume Friday
A woman facing 83 charges in connection with numerous bomb threats and the deliveries of several suspicious packages across Saskatoon is staying behind bars until at least Friday.
A bail hearing for Alexa Emerson, who also goes by Amanda Totchek, began Wednesday at Saskatoon Provincial Court. It included testimony from two witnesses before it was adjourned until Friday.
The 31-year-old sat in the prisoner’s box, staring straight ahead during the hearing. She didn’t look at the gallery, and at times crossed her arms.
She’s charged in at least eight bomb threats and in the delivery of more than a dozen suspicious packages since November. She’s also charged with criminal harassment, public mischief and providing false information related to an incident in October in which she’s accused of sending videos depicting herself being bound, assaulted and threatened in order to mislead a police officer, court documents show.
Three lawyers have so far stepped down from representing her, and a fourth lawyer has since taken on the case.
Her first lawyer withdrew after his office received one of the suspicious packages. Her next legal counsel stepped down shortly after taking over, and her third lawyer withdrew, citing a conflict of interest.
Emerson has pleaded not guilty to all charges against her, and none of the allegations have been proven in court.
She has been in police custody since April after a Canada-wide warrant was issued for her arrest in connection to packages sent out in March and April. She had been granted bail months earlier on the October charges and on charges related to the delivery of five packages in late November.
The powder in all deliveries was not dangerous, according to police.
Emerson’s bail hearing is set to resume Friday at 1p.m. Details from the bail hearing are under a publication ban.