NY: Truck attacker gets ten life sentences plus 260 years

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“An Islamic State supporter behind the deadliest terror attack in New York since 9/11 has been told he will die in prison serving multiple life sentences. Sayfullo Saipov killed eight when he drove a truck at pedestrians and cyclists on a Manhattan street in 2017. He was given 10 life sentences – eight of which run consecutively — plus 260 years, and will never be released. As he was sentenced, he was told he had ‘destroyed so many lives’ — but showed no remorse during the trial. Saipov was confronted by victims’ families and survivors in court, with the judge noting his ‘sheer unrepentant nature’ during sentencing on Wednesday. The Uzbekistan national, now 35, used a rented truck to attack cyclists and pedestrians at random on downtown Manhattan’s West Side on the evening of Halloween 2017.” (05/18/23)