Judicial Stay in Terrorism Case Upheld by Court of Appeal

Vancouver– December 19, 2018 –The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision today in R v Nuttall and Korody. The Court dismissed the Crown’s appeal on the entrapment ruling and upheld the judicial stay entered July 29, 2016.

On June 2, 2015, a jury found both John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody guilty of conspiring to murder persons unknown, for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.2 of the Criminal Code. They were also found guilty of making or having an explosive substance for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.2 of the Code. An entrapment hearing followed and a judicial stay was entered.

The PPSC has 60 days to decide whether to seek leave to appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is a national organization responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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