BC terror couple John Nuttall and Amanda Korody have been found guilty on terrorism related charges over their plan to kill tourists at the British Columbia legislature on Canada 2013.
Recordings of Nuttall and Korody were played throughout the trial, including claims from Nuttall that he wanted to cause more damage and kill more people than the Boston bombers. More than 100 hours of video and audio surveillance were submitted as evidence.
The plot saw pressure cooker bombers planted at the legislature, the pair hoped to use C4 plastic explosives to set off the shrapnel bombs, killing and maiming tourists celebrating the national holiday.
The jury found the couple guilty late Tuesday afternoon but that doesn't mean this case is closed. The defence claims the pair were entrapped and set up, pushed into carrying out their plot by the very RCMP officers that arrested them.
CBC News reports the defence will try to overturn the jury's decision.
Lawyers for Korody and Nuttall say RCMP officers manipulated the pair and maintain that their plan to detonate the bombs at the legislature would not have materialized had they not been pushed by police.
The defence described the couple as former heroin addicts with money issues who were given a purpose when befriended by undercover RCMP officers, who gave them money, clothes and spiritual guidance.
Crown prosecutors argue that standard investigative techniques were used and the pair were fully aware of what they were doing.