Trump Requests Death Penalty for Uzbek Truck Driver who Killed 8 People on Bike Path

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday requested death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov, 29year Uzbek truck driver who ploughed a New York City bike path, killing eight people. Trump describes it as a terrorist attack.

Saipov, after sustaining a bullet injury from the police and taken to the hospital told investigators that he was inspired by watching Islamic State videos and decided to practice it. He said he started planning the attack a year ago.

“NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!” Trump tweeted.

Saipov was charged with one count of providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically Islamic State, and one count of violence and destruction of motor vehicles causing the deaths of eight people.

to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically Islamic State, and one count of violence and destruction of motor vehicles causing the deaths of eight people.