The death penalty trial of New York truck attack suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, has reached no verdict. Reports say a juror in Saipov’s trial had to be replaced after finding out his brother sustained a heart attack.On March 9, the New York truck attack suspect’s, Sayfullo Saipov, 35, death penalty trial was deliberated. However, the jurors did not reach a verdict because the panel had to restart their deliberation. Reports say a juror could not continue the deliberation after finding out that his brother sustained a heart attack. Therefore, an alternate juror was needed to be added to the jury to obtain 12 people.
An article on the Fox News states that the jury deliberated whether Saipov will receive the death penalty or be sentenced to life in prison with maximum security for the New York truck attack. However, the alternate juror required the results of the previous deliberation to be discarded. Eventually, after 5 hours, the jury told Judge Vernon S. Broderick through a note that they would not reach a verdict that day. Thereafter, Broderick decided for the jury to return on March 13.
New York Truck Attack in 2017
According to an article on The New York Times, Saipov raced a rented pickup truck down the Hudson River bike path in 2017. The New York truck attack killed eight people, including six tourists, five from Argentina and one from Belgium. The two other casualties were a 32-year-old financial employee from New Jersey and a 23-year-old software engineer from Manhattan.