Two lovers who were accused of plotting to kill their spouses in Saskatchewan have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
The jury in Prince Albert took close to 30 hours before convicting Curtis Vey and Angela Nicholson on Sunday.
Crown prosecutor Lori O’Connor had argued that the pair planned to kill Vey’s wife, Brigitte, in a house fire, and Nicholson’s husband, Jim Taylor by drugging him and then making him disappear.
Court heard earlier in the trial that Brigitte Vey hid an iPod under the kitchen table at their farmhouse and secretly recorded her husband and Nicholson hatching the plan on July 1, 2013.
O’Connor said based on that conversation, both of the accused met the threshold for conspiracy to commit murder.
But Vey and Nicholson’s lawyers told court their clients weren’t serious about killing their spouses and didn’t have any intention of doing so.