Prosecutors want death penalty in NYC bike path terrorism case

Federal prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the man charged with killing eight people and injuring twelve others with a truck on a Lower Manhattan bike path on October 31, 2017.

Sayfullo Saipov is charged with terrorism for the killings. He pleaded not guilty, but records show he planned to plead guilty if no death penalty was sought. Saipov indicated that he was inspired to attack by watching Islamic State videos, reports Corinne Ramey for the Wall Street Journal.

The trial will take place in October 2019.

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