Man accused of killing 8 people with truck in NYC terror attack will go to trial in October

The man accused of killing eight people on a bike path in Lower Manhattan by ramming them with with a truck will face trial in October, almost exactly five years after the terrorist attack.

Sayfullo Saipov is accused of smashing a truck into cyclists on October 31, 2017, hoping to impress and join the ISIS terrorist group.

Prosecutors seek the death penalty and will present evidence that he planned a further attack on the Brooklyn Bridge, reports WABC New York.

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Death of 9/11 mastermind won’t bring closure for family of Pentagon victim Antoinette Sherman

Eloise and Charles Clarke, parents of Antoinette Sherman, 36, who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, reacted to the death yesterday in a drone strike of al Qaida leader al-Zawahiri, one of the masterminds of the attack.

“Hopefully, it’s closure for the United States. For us being family members suffering that loss, we’re never going to have closure,” Eloise Clarke told reporter Matthew Torres of WUSA 9. “Every morning when I wake up, I think about my daughter, the loss, how much I miss her and what she would be doing today,” Clarke said. “She lived life, she loved life and she enjoyed it.”

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Law firm with 9/11 history dumps golfer after move to Saudi tour

The law firm of Cozen O’Connor and golfer Jason Kokrak have parted ways due to Kokrak’s joining the Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament reports Brian Baxter of Bloomberg Law staff.

“In light of Mr. Kokrak’s affiliation with the new LIV Tour, we have mutually agreed he will no longer be an ambassador for Cozen O’Connor,” read a statement from Cozen O’Connor.

The new LIV golf league appears to be a PR attempt at “sportswashing” from Saudi Arabia. The group 9/11 Justice, consisting of 9/11 family members and survivors, has been very vocal in denouncing the league and those who took money from the league.

Cozen O’Connor has been active in the families’ 2003 lawsuit against Saudi Arabia alleging that the Saudi  government assisted the 9/11 hijackers specifically and  al Qaeda in general.

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