Trump's 'alarming' death penalty call threatens suspect's chance of fair trial, experts warn

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President ignores judicial processes to tweet that Sayfullo Saipov should face capital punishment

Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of driving a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people.

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning Tuesday’s attack a year ago, according to a criminal complaint filed against him on Wednesday.

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