POLITICS

Jury deliberates fate of two accused of plotting to bomb B.C. legislature

05/31/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 05/30/2016 05:59 EDT
VANCOUVER - A jury is set to begin deliberating today the fate of two people accused of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature.

The jurors have spent weeks hearing evidence against 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.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce finished delivering her legal instructions to jurors on Saturday and the jury is due to start its work today.

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 contended police manipulated their clients into planting the home-made pressure-cooker bombs in an elaborate months-long undercover operation.

The evidence included video and audio surveillance of Nuttall and Korody during a sting operation that involved more than 240 officers.