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On Monday, Sayfullo Saipov, the ISIS-affiliated man who was convicted of murdering eight people and wounding an additional eleven after he drove a truck down a New York City bike path, was sentenced to life in prison after a federal jury could not come to a unanimous verdict for the death penalty.
According to Fox News, Assistant US Attorney Amanda Houle had said to the jury that Saipov was a “proud terrorist” and “He chose to come to this country and fight for an enemy. And it is his choices that call for the most significant punishment that the law provides: the sentence of death.”
David Patton, Saipov’s defense attorney, told the jury, which was made up of three women and nine men, “meeting death with more death is not the answer” for his client.
Patton said Saipov would spend the rest of his life in an “isolated, solitary” jail located in Florence, Colorado.
According to the New York Times, Saipov’s attack was on Oct. 31, 2017 when he drove a rented Home Depot truck down the bike path in NYC located between the West Side Highway and the Hudson river.
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