A federal grand jury has indicted the man accused of driving a truck along a pedestrian path in Lower Manhattan, killing 8 people and injuring 12 on Halloween, on charges of terrorism and murder. A grand jury handed down a 22-count indictment against Sayfullo Saipov, 29, of Paterson, New Jersey, who police say was inspired by ISIS videos to plan an attack in the United States. The goal: to “kill as many people as he could.” The charges in Tuesday’s indictment include:
- Eight counts of murder in aid of racketeering. Maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death on each count.
- Eleven counts of attempted murder in aid of racketeering. Maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment on each count.
- One count of providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, resulting in death. Maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
- One count of violence and destruction of motor vehicles resulting in death. Maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death. http://nyc-dop.com