LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan (WABC) -- On Monday, the penalty phase will begin for the man convicted of carrying out a terror attack on the West Side Highway.
A Federal court jury convicted Saipov of murder after he drove down the West Side bike and pedestrian path on Halloween in 2017. The terror attack killed eight people.
Lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov hope to strike against the government's decision to seek the death penalty against the Uzbek native.
They argue the move represents possible ethnic or religious discrimination because prosecutors have not sought the death penalty in deadlier attacks.
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