July 1, 2014 12:51 pm

Lawyers for duo charged in Canada Day bomb plot appear in court


VANCOUVER – Nearly a year after charges were laid in connection with an alleged plot to attack the B.C. Legislature, the lawyers for the accused appeared in a Vancouver court for a pre-trial hearing.

Lawyers for John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Korody appeared in B.C. Supreme Court on June 30 for the first of four days of legal submissions.

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The Surrey residents were charged last July with terrorism related offences for allegedly planning to bomb the legislature on Canada Day.

The RCMP says the duo was ‘inspired’ by Al-Qaeda ideology, but were ‘self-radicalized.’

The explosive devices involved were under RCMP control, inert and never presented a threat to public safety. They were seized on the outside property of the B.C. Legislature building in Victoria.

The trial is expected to get underway next January.

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