Convicted ISIS terrorist Sayfullo Saipov has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a federal jury in Lower Manhattan was unable to reach a unanimous decision on his sentence.
Saipov was accused of running over and killing eight people on the Hudson River bike path over five years ago.
The jury deliberated for approximately eight hours over two days, but could not agree on imposing the death sentence.
The judge ended their deliberations and sentenced Saipov to life in prison.
Prosecutors described him as a proud terrorist who meticulously planned the attack in the name of ISIS.
Saipov has been defiant, arrogant, and bitterly unrepentant since his arrest, and the prosecutor told the jurors that the highest punishment is reserved for those who commit the most heinous crimes.
Defense attorney David Patton argued for hope, justice, and life over death, and the jury ultimately spared Saipov the death penalty.