Saifulla Sipovo charged on 22 counts: he faces the penalty

Saifulla Sipovo charged on 22 counts: he faces the penalty

29-year-old , Saifullo Sipovo, the perpetrator of the terrorist attack in Manhattan on October 31, the Federal court has indicted on 22 counts, including murder and supporting terrorism.

This was announced by the U.S. Department of justice.

Saifulla Sipovo charged on 22 counts: he faces the penalty

If Saipov migrant from Uzbekistan and resident of new Jersey is found guilty, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment or the death penalty.

As they say in court documents the Prosecutor’s office of Manhattan, to a terrorist attack Saipov had intended to post on the truck is the flag of the Islamic state, but then decided not to attract too much attention.

We will remind, on October 31, Saifullo Saipov in a rented truck and drove on a bike path near Houston and West streets, killing eight cyclists. Another 12 people were injured. According to the Saipov, who refused to read him the Miranda rules, if he hadn’t crashed into a parked school bus, it would have continued moving to the Brooklyn bridge.

«Saifullo of Saipov killed eight innocent people,» — said in a statement, U.S. attorney General Jeff sessions. «We will confront such threats as we have in the country and abroad.»

Prosecutors also said they intend to seek the freezing of assets of Alisher Saipov.

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