Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Muslim Terrorist Who Mowed Down 8 People on NYC Bike Path


Federal prosecutors in Manhattan told a judge on Friday that they intend to seek the death penalty if a jury convicts Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek man charged in the 2017 truck attack that killed eight people on a crowded Manhattan bike path. The Halloween Day attack was the deadliest in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001.

Among the factors justifying an execution that Mr. Berman's office cited were Mr. Saipov's lack of remorse, the killing of multiple victims and his targeting of a bike path to "maximize the devastation to civilians" and "instill fear in New Yorkers and tourists."