POLITICS

Jury to begin deliberating on two accused of plotting to bomb B.C. legislature

05/30/2015 09:23 EDT | Updated 05/30/2016 05:59 EDT
VANCOUVER - A jury is set to begin deliberating on Sunday in a trial for two people accused of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce finished delivering her legal instructions to jurors on Saturday evening and they were to begin deliberations Sunday morning.

The 12-member jury will consider the fates of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, who face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, placing an explosive in a public place and possession of an explosive substance.

The Crown alleged Nuttall and Korody were the only members of a home-grown terrorist group, whose goal was linked to the radical form of Islam they followed.

Their defence lawyers told the jury that police manipulated their clients into planting the home-made pressure-cooker bombs in an elaborate months-long undercover operation.

The jury watched weeks of video and audio surveillance of Nuttall and Korody during a sting operation that involved more than 240 officers.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly said the jury had begun deliberations.