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John Nuttall and Amanda Korody are shown in a still image taken from RCMP undercover vid

Closing submissions have wrapped in a high-profile terrorism case, and a jury will soon decide if a husband and wife accused of a plot to bomb the B.C. Legislature grounds on Canada Day are hardened jihadis or an impressionable couple who were manipulated by police.

The trial of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody began in B.C. Supreme Court in February. The Crown finished its submissions Thursday. Peter Eccles, the Crown prosecutor, closed the case with a final plea to the jury to convict.

"They're guilty," he said. "Find them so."

Justice Catherine Bruce began her instructions to the jury Thursday afternoon. She is expected to continue into Saturday and it's unclear exactly when the jury will begin deliberations.

Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody are each charged with conspiring to commit murder, possessing an explosive substance, and placing an explosive in a public place – all of which, it is alleged, was for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.

Defence lawyers have portrayed Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody as victims of aggressive police tactics. They've noted Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody were being treated for heroin addictions and said they were living on welfare payments. The defence lawyers have said undercover RCMP officers – posing as members of a terrorist network – showered the poverty-stricken couple with cash, meals and trips. They have also said Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody feared they could not back out of the plot without being killed.

The jury has spent much of the case watching or listening to police recordings. Mr. Nuttall has often been heard on the recordings making bizarre statements or factual errors. At one point, he said he he could hear his cat, even though he was in a different city; at another, he said he nearly died after accidentally ingesting ant poison he had spilled on a countertop. The jury heard the RCMP at one point considered the possibility Mr. Nuttall was "developmentally delayed."

But Mr. Eccles, in his closing submission, said Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody are "not stupid."

"Neither of them are illiterate, neither of them are incapable of thought, neither of them are incapable of thinking things out from start to finish," he said.

Mr. Eccles urged the jury to not lose sight of the fact the accused "wanted to murder people."

"When you feel sympathy for the accused, remember who and what they were and what they intended to do," he said.

Mr. Eccles replayed some of the police recordings for the jury, including an instance in which Mr. Nuttall said he and Ms. Korody were "al-Qaeda Canada" and the video the couple recorded explaining their motivations. Sitting in front of a black flag with Arabic writing, Mr. Nuttall said Muslims were being mistreated and attacked. Ms. Korody, in her remarks, urged Muslims not to despair because Allah was on their side.

Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody were arrested on July 1, 2013, hours after the explosive devices, made with pressure cookers, were dropped off outside the legislature. The RCMP had intervened to ensure they could not explode.

Marilyn Sandford, Mr. Nuttall's lawyer, in her closing submissions told the jury her client and his wife were damaged by addiction, hindered by poverty and then manipulated by police. She said it was the RCMP who "continually steered" Mr. Nuttall and Ms. Korody toward the pressure-cooker plot.

Mark Jetté, Ms. Korody's lawyer, said she played a "small and peripheral role" in building the devices and was not the target of the police investigation. He said it was police who forced Ms. Korody to become involved, pointing to a June 25, 2013, document in which an undercover officer was told to "insist" Ms. Korody attend a meeting.

Mr. Jetté also pointed to multiple instances in which Ms. Korody responded to Mr. Nuttall by saying, "Yes, sir." He said that showed Ms. Korody was only "obeying orders."

"She's consented to play the obedient Muslim woman and wife," he said.