Russell Lee, Patreon Letter
March 7 - Sayfullo Saipov
after being found guilty on 28
counts now faces a penalty
phase that may result in the
death penalty for killing
eight people with a van along
the West Side Highway.
On May 4,
2022 U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of New
York Judge Vernon S. Broderick
held a conference on the case
and Inner City Press live
26, Saipov was
on all counts,
he did it to
ISIS or not.
That will be a major
On March 7,
the US Attorney's Office closing; Inner
City Press was there, thread here:
OK - Death Penalty closing arguments in US
v. Sayfullo Saipov for killing 8 on West
Side Highway bike path
Assistant US Attorney Houle: The defendant
murdered his victims while destroying a
motor vehicle. The defendant engaged in
substantial planning of this act of
AUSA Houle: On his phone is evidence of
his searches about Halloween in NYC. Here
is the video of him walking calmly out of
the Home Depot... With the clerk he walked
about the beaches in Tampa. He is callous.
AUSA: This defender deserve the
ultimate sentence, a sentence of death.
Murder is always terrible. But he chose to
murder multiple people. That is what this
factor is aimed at. He stole eight lives.
AUSA: His father could not bear to
look at the body of his son, Darren Drake.
Jimmy used to drive him to the PATH train.
Now he drives around twice a day, fleeing
his grief. Barbara said, We don't look
forward to anything anymore. The defendant
AUSA: This is Nicholas Cleve at a
TED Talk, looking like he was at a rock
concern. He was so excited. He said he
would design a one dollar computer.
[Now AUSA shows video of school bus Saipov
hit with his Home Depot pickup truck]
AUSA: The Hudson River bike path is
a special place. People thought it was
secure. The defendant attacked that. For
all of these reasons, the most severe
punishment is warranted in this case. The
defendant is likely to commit future
violence in prison
AUSA: The defendant believes he is a
victorious soldier who will "return home a
winner." He believes there are big
things ahead for him, that it's why he
survived. He's screaming about killing
people. 3 BOP officers told you of threats
Defendant has covered up his camera. In
ADX, inmates have gotten razor blades in
the H Unit.... Now Judge Broderick calls
the (more than an hour) lunch break for
the jurors, telling them to report to him
if anyone approaches them.
With jury out of room, Federal Defender
objects to AUSA just now telling jurors
about 2 inmates with razors in ADX
Florence, as a reason to execute Saipov.
Judge overrules objection.
stay on the case.
case is US v.
Saipov, courtesy to Inner City
Press by Elizabeth Williams
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