Charges against John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were dropped in Canadian court on Friday afternoon, after a judge ruled that the police pushed the couple into planning a bomb attack.
In a courtroom exchange that would probably sound offensive to anyone with a visual impairment, a BC judge said even "a blind person" could have carried out the bomb plot given all the police supports.
If the latest round of undercover video evidence is any indication, it's not going to be easy to convince a judge these two people were dangerous.
Sergeant Bill Kalkat says he had concerns that the undercover team under his supervision were disorganized and overstepping their bounds.
The British Columbia man convicted last summer of plotting to bomb the province’s legislature might have been radicalized by someone from Canada’s spy agency, according to newly released court documents.
The couple's lawyers, who have described their clients as drug addicts, not terrorists, allege that their bomb plot would not have happened without pressure from undercover police officers.
Accused terrorist John Nuttall was on welfare and methadone, staying in a police-financed hotel suite when undercover RCMP told him building a pressure cooker bomb was "feasible," "exciting" and "realistic."