The man accused of planting a crude homemade bomb in front of the Saskatoon Provincial Court building had a short hearing Wednesday morning.
Rodney James Wilkie, 45, is facing charges of mischief, obstruction of justice and various explosives offences stemming from the March 29 blast.
Saskatoon criminal defence lawyer Mark Brayford is representing Wilkie.
He said police accuse his client of setting a backpack on fire with a small propane tank inside it, then leaving it in front of the courthouse to explode.
Brayford explained that, according to police, whoever planted the bomb was trying to get a delay in their court proceedings.
“Whoever did it, it was a foolish way to get an adjournment in court, if that’s what was happening,” Brayford said.
Wilkie will be back in court for a bail hearing on May 11. Brayford said he asked for the delay to give him time to go over the case against his client.
“There’s a large amount of video evidence and telephone calls that we want to have an opportunity to examine. Obviously, the issue is: have they identified the right perpetrator?” he said.