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Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial

KNXV Sayfullo Saipov Bike Path Attack
Posted at 4:32 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 18:37:00-05

NEW YORK, NY — Lawyers for a man arrested after a truck attack killed eight people on a New York City bike path say a judge should reject his confession, cell phone evidence, and the potential for the death penalty.

Lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov argued Friday in court papers that Saipov's confession was involuntary and that his cellphones were seized unconstitutionally.

The lawyers said a judge should reject statements made to two FBI agents after Saipov's arrest immediately after the attack.

They said Saipov was questioned while he was under the effect of powerful drugs as he recovered from gunshot wounds.