Jury Finds Sayfullo Saipov Guilty on All Counts in NYC Bike Path Terror Attack

A jury in New York City has found Sayfullo Saipov guilty on all counts in the 2017 terror attack on a bike path in Lower Manhattan. Saipov, 31, killed 8 people and injured 12 others when he drove a rented truck down a bike path near the World Trade Center on October 31, 2017.

Saipov was found guilty on 8 counts of murder in the second degree, 12 counts of attempted murder in the second degree, one count of attempted murder in the first degree, one count of attempted murder in the second degree, one count of providing material support to a terrorist organization, and one count of violence and destruction of motor vehicles.

The prosecution argued that Saipov had deliberately planned the attack to cause maximum damage, and that he had been inspired by the Islamic State. The defense argued that Saipov was mentally ill and had not intended to kill anyone.

The jury deliberated for four days before reaching its verdict. Saipov now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The attack was the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The victims included five Argentinians, two Americans, and one Belgian.

The trial has been followed closely by media outlets around the world, and the verdict has been met with relief and sorrow in New York City and beyond.