Woman with St Catharines connection convicted in terror plot


A jury has convicted a woman who grew up in St. Catharines in a Canada Day 2013 plot to attack the British Columbia legislature.Amanda Korody and her partner John Nuttall have been found guilty of conspiring to commit murder and possession of an explosive. However, the defence is now going to be given a chance to argue that undercover officers entrapped the couple by leading them into the plot.The couple was arrested on July 1, 2013, the day they were accused of planting three pressure-cooker bombs on the grounds of the legislature.Video and audio surveillance presented in court by undercover officers who befriended the couple showed the pair discussing their plans to engage in a holy war against the western world for perceived injustices against Muslims.But defence lawyers point out the officers encouraged Nuttall and Korody to follow a quicker timeline, and to choose a more realistic terrorist plot than hijacking a nuclear submarine or taking a commuter train hostage.Korody went to St Catharines Collegiate high school in the late 1990s.