Canada Day terror trial

March 26, 2015 6:34 pm

Accused terrorist feared for his life

John Nuttall, left, holding a Qur'an, and Amanda Korody appear in provincial court in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in an artist's sketch.

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VANCOUVER – A B.C. Supreme Court jury has heard that an accused terrorist worried for his life and brought along a hidden weapon to meet with a man he thought was helping him in his terror plot.

In video played for a jury, John Nuttall sheepishly tells the man — who is really an undercover officer — that he was afraid he brought too much attention to their operation and would have to be killed.

The officer squeezes Nuttall’s shoulder as he reassures him that would never happen and that they must trust each other.

The officer then tells Nuttall he must leave his marble gun, a paintball gun modified to shoot marbles, at home and not bring it to any of their subsequent meetings.

Nuttall and his wife Amanda Korody face four terrorism-related charges after allegedly plotting to blow up the B.C. legislature on Canada Day 2013.

They have pleaded not guilty.

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