Statements the alleged bike-path terrorist made to the feds while he was in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound shouldn’t be admitted at trial because he was on heavy pain meds at the time, his lawyers argued in new court papers filed today.
Lawyers for Sayfullo Saipov — who allegedly drove a truck down a crowded Manhattan bike path, killing eight people, two Halloweens ago — say federal agents conducted an interview with him that lasted all night on the same day he was operated on at Bellevue Hospital.
Since the FBI agents, “interrogated Mr. Saipov while he was still under the effect of powerful opioid and benzodiazepine sedatives, Mr. Saipov’s statements were not voluntary,” lawyer David Patton wrote in Manhattan federal court papers.
Saipov was shot in the groin by cops on the day of the attack.
His lawyers also say the feds seized his cellphones unconstitutionally and information from them shouldn’t be allowed at his October trial.
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