Divided jury ensures Biden admin won’t hand out first death sentence in NYC bike path killer case


Sayfullo Saipov, who was convicted in January of using a truck to kill eight people in a 2017 terrorist attack on a New York city bike path, will not face the death penalty, a split jury ruled on Monday.

The case was seen as a key test for the Biden administration’s contradictory position on capital punishment.

The DoJ sought Saipov’s execution, despite the president’s stated opposition to capital punishment. A unanimous verdict by the 12-member jury would’ve meant the first federal death sentence handed down under the Biden administration.

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