A split among jurors means there will be no death penalty for an Islamic extremist who deliberately raced a truck along a popular New York City bike path in 2017, killing eight people and maiming others.
The decision means Sayfullo Saipov, 35, an Uzbekistan citizen who lived in New Jersey, gets an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole in the October 2017 attack. Jurors told the judge Monday that they were unable to reach the unanimous verdict required for a death sentence.
If the death sentence had been imposed, it would have been the first in New York in 60 years, CBS New York reports.
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