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Accused legislature bomb plotters considered cancelling last minute: trial

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A jury has heard the couple accused of plotting to bomb the BC Legislature wanted to kill as few children as possible.

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are on trial for allegedly plotting to plant pressure-cooker bombs in Victoria on Canada Day.

The jury listened to audio recordings of Nuttall saying he wanted to target government workers in a first bomb and first responders in the second blast.

The couple was captured by a hidden RCMP video camera in a hotel room on Vancouver Island on the evening of June 30, 2013. In just a few hours, they expected to drive an hour south to Victoria to plant homemade pressure-cooker bombs on the legislature lawn.

In the video, Nuttall becomes increasingly agitated as he complains that an Arab businessman and his accomplices — all undercover RCMP officers — have pressured them to rush their attack even though they aren’t ready.

Nuttall and Korody have both pleaded not guilty to multiple terrorism-related charges.