Somebody in Winnipeg has taken the lyrics “let’s kill all the lawyers, kill ’em tonight” quite literally!
A man has been arrested in connection to the bombing of Petersen King law firm in Winnipeg that severely injured family lawyer Maria Mitousis.
No motive has been revealed yet. The 49-year-old suspect was found with a second explosive device. Another explosive was found at a business and detonated by police.
Authorities report that Mitousis received injuries to her upper body, and lost one hand.
A fundraising website has already brought in $15,000.
Police believe that the bombings were targeted, and not an attack directed at the entire legal profession. The Law Society of Manitoba has warned all of its members to keep their eyes peeled for suspicious packages.
Some believe that Mitousis was targeted because of the actions of her boyfriend, Barry Gorlick. Gorlick was recently stripped of his licence to practice law after pleading guilty to misappropriating money from and lying to three clients.
If this plays a roll in the bomber’s motive, it only supports the idea that the legal profession is one of the most hated professions in the world!
Why is that? It’s a necessary role in modern society, but it’s also the job that everybody loves to hate.