An Islamic extremist who killed eight people with a speeding truck on a New York bike path in 2017 has been found guilty and could face the death penalty.
Jury convicts New York bike path killer
A US juryhas convicted a man who used a truck to kill eight people on a New York City bike path in 2017 on murder and terrorism charges, in the first federal death penalty trial of US President Joe Biden’s administration.
After finding Sayfullo Saipov guilty of committing murder with the goal of joining the militant group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, the Manhattan jury will return on February 6 to consider whether to apply the death penalty.
The only point of contention between prosecutors and Saipov’s lawyers was whether the defendant carried out the attack in order to join Islamic State, which the United States brands a terrorist organisation.
Saipov, an Uzbek national who moved to the United States in 2010, on Thursday was convicted on all of the 28 counts he faced.