VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian couple found guilty of terror charges will walk free after a judge ruled they were entrapped by the country’s national police force in a police-manufactured crime.
Justice Catherine Bruce of the British Columbia Supreme Court said Friday police instigated and skillfully engineered the acts committed by John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, who believed they were planting pressure-cooker bombs that would blow up at the provincial legislature on Canada Day in 2013.
Bruce says the world has enough terrorists and police do not need to create more out of marginalized people. She says the undercover officer was the ringleader and that without police it would have been impossible to carry out the pressure-cooker plan.
A jury found Nuttall and Korody guilty last year of three terrorism-related charges.