British Columbia

John Nuttall, Amanda Korody charge dropped in B.C. terror trial

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has directed a jury to enter a not-guilty verdict for one of four charges against a couple accused of plotting to blow up the provincial legislature.

Decision has no bearing on innocence or guilt on remaining charges, judge says

One charge has been dropped in the Canada Day terror plot trial of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody. (RCMP)

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has directed a jury to enter a not-guilty verdict for one of four charges against a couple accused of plotting to blow up the provincial legislature on Canada Day 2013.

Justice Catherine Bruce told the jury that due to legal reasons they will not be required to make a decision on count three of the indictment — facilitating a terrorist act.

Bruce told the 14 jurors that they must not speculate about why she made the decision and that it has no bearing on the guilt or innocence of John Nuttall or Amanda Korody.

The other charges the pair are facing include making or possessing an explosive device, conspiracy to place an explosive device with the intent to cause death or injury, and conspiracy to murder persons unknown.

The pair have each pleaded not guilty to the terrorism-related charges stemming from their alleged plan.

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