Entrapment hearing resumes in case of pair accused in Victoria terrorism plot

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody in an artist's sketch
Artist's sketch of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody while on trial for plotting to blow up the B.C. Legislature. Sketch by Felicity Don/The Canadian Press.

VANCOUVER — The entrapment trial resumes today for a British Columbia couple found guilty of terrorism who allege they were manipulated by police into plotting to blow up the provincial legislature.

Last summer, a jury found John Nuttall and Amanda Korody guilty of planting what the pair believed were deadly pressure-cooker bombs on the legislature lawn in Victoria on Canada Day nearly three years ago.

Defence counsel is expected to finish its case this week, arguing the RCMP entrapped the pair.

Nuttall and Korody were arrested following an elaborate police sting that saw an officer pose as a sympathetic Muslim extremist and befriend the pair.

Prosecutor Sharon Steel says the Crown will play about four hours of intercepted recordings not seen by the jury during the criminal trial, which concluded last June.

Proceedings are expected to last several days and then court will adjourn until closing statements, which are slated to take place later this year.

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