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Jury Deadlocks on Execution for Killer of Eight on Bike Path
Bike Path Killer Gets
10 Life Sentences

Bike Path Killer Gets 10 Life Sentences

Families, victims describe their pain in court

(Newser) - A judge on Wednesday imposed 10 life sentences, plus 260 years, on the Islamic terrorist who drove a truck onto a Manhattan bike path in 2017, killing eight people and severely injuring 18. In following prosecutors' recommendations, US District Judge Vernon Broderick cited Sayfullo Saipov's lack of remorse. Families...

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Bike Path Killings

Same Manhattan jurors will decide whether to sentence Sayfullo Saipov to death

(Newser) - A federal jury in Manhattan on Thursday found a 34-year-old man guilty of murder in the deaths of eight people who were run down on a bike path along the Hudson River by a pickup in 2017, making Sayfullo Saipov eligible for the death penalty. Whether he receives the death...

Jury Deliberations in NYC Bike Path Killings Hit a Snag

'This is a complication,' says judge

(Newser) - Deliberations that began Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing eight people along a Manhattan bike path quickly hit a snag, as jurors sent the judge a note asking if he would face new criminal charges if they acquit him. The query only an hour into the...

Prosecutor: Saipov Was Proud of Killings on Bike Trail

Defense lawyer agrees defendant is guilty but not about motive

(Newser) - A man charged with killing eight people along a New York City bike path five years ago left behind a "scene of destruction and horror" where "screams filled the air" before telling an FBI agent he was proud of the destruction he caused and wished the flag of...

Parents Plan to Sue NYC Over 'Preventable' Terror Death

City failed to secure bike path, lawyer says

(Newser) - The parents of one of eight people killed in New York City's deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 are planning to sue the city and three agencies for "gross negligence" that put their son at risk. Rosemarie Arnold, an attorney for the parents of 32-year-old Darren Drake, filed a...

ISIS Issues Statement on NYC Terror Attack

Says suspect Sayfullo Saipov is one of its 'caliphate soldiers'

(Newser) - New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was allegedly quick to reference ISIS , while the militant group stayed mum. That's changed. Reuters reports the Islamic State claimed responsibility Thursday in its own Al-Naba paper for the attack, saying that the 29-year-old is "one of the caliphate soldiers."...

Document: NYC Suspect Explained Why He Picked 10/31

Sayfullo Saipov allegedly settled on using a truck two months ago

(Newser) - After planning for a year, Sayfullo Saipov allegedly chose Halloween to drive a rented Home Depot truck into pedestrians in New York City because he believed there'd be more targets outside, making his goal of killing as many people as possible more attainable, reports the Washington Post , which cites...

Trump's Death Penalty Demand Could 'Haunt Prosecutors'

President has tweeted twice now about Sayfullo Saipov's legal case

(Newser) - President Trump sent out a midnight tweet calling for the New York City truck suspect to face the death penalty , and he doubled down Thursday morning. "Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!" he wrote . Trump added that while he'd like to see Sayfullo Saipov sent to Guantanamo Bay,...

Neighbor Noticed Something Suspicious About NYC Suspect

He says Sayfullo Saipov drove around in a Home Depot truck that was empty

(Newser) - Court papers filed against New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov Wednesday stated that he asked for an ISIS flag in his hospital room —news that outraged President Trump, among others. "NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room," Trump...

Alleged NYC Attacker Wanted ISIS Flag in Hospital Room: FBI

Sayfullo Saipov charged Wednesday in New York City

(Newser) - Despite President Trump's talk of a military trial , Sayfullo Saipov was charged Wednesday in a civilian court in New York City, the New York Times reports. Prosecutors say the 29-year-old drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bicycle and pedestrian path Tuesday, killing eight people. According to USA...

Trump Says NYC Attack Suspect Is 'Animal,' May Be Sent to Gitmo
NYC Attack Suspect Was
Questioned by Feds in 2015
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NYC Attack Suspect Was Questioned by Feds in 2015

Trump is considering sending 'animal' Sayfullo Saipov to Guantanamo

(Newser) - President Trump says he may send Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old who allegedly killed eight people Tuesday in New York City, to Guantanamo Bay as the first step in getting "much tougher" on terror suspects, the Washington Post reports. The president called Saipov, who arrived in the US from Uzbekistan...

Trump-Schumer Spat Puts Spotlight on Visa Lottery
Trump Vows to Kill Visa
Lottery Program Immediately
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Trump Vows to Kill Visa Lottery Program Immediately

Fans of 'This American Life' may be familiar with it

(Newser) - Tuesday's truck attack in New York City has touched off a debate on immigration laws, one that pits President Trump against Sen. Chuck Schumer in particular. Trump called on Congress Wednesday to end a program known as the Diversity Visa Lottery because he says it allowed the attacker into...

5 Friends on Dream Trip to NYC Among Victims of Attack

Group from Argentina was celebrating 30th anniversary of graduation

(Newser) - Five of the eight people killed in what authorities believe was an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Manhattan Tuesday were friends visiting the city to celebrate the 30th anniversary of graduating from high school in Argentina. Authorities say the five men from Rosario, all in their late 40s, were riding bikes...

Cops: NYC Attacker Is Uber Driver Who Gave 1,400 Rides

Sayfullo Saipov came to US in 2010

(Newser) - The man who killed eight people Thursday in what's believed to be New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been identified as Sayfullo Saipov, an Uber driver who came to the US from Afghanistan in 2010. The 29-year-old, who was shot by police but survived after...

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