Deadlocked Hauppauge sword murder jurors ask judge for phrase clarification

? Jurors in the Hauppauge samurai sword murder trial sent two notes to the judge Monday.The first note, sent before noon, was to tell Judge Robert Doyle that they were deadlocked. Doyle ordered the jury

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2006, 11:44 PM

Updated 6,429 days ago

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? Jurors in the Hauppauge samurai sword murder trial sent two notes to the judge Monday.The first note, sent before noon, was to tell Judge Robert Doyle that they were deadlocked. Doyle ordered the jury to go back and keep trying to reach a verdict. Just before 5 p.m., the jurors sent the judge a second note. They asked to have testimony read back to them and also wanted the judge to define "reasonable doubt." The judge sent the jurors home for the night and they are due back in court Tuesday.Twenty-year-old Zachary Gibian is accused of killing his stepfather, 51-year-old Scott Nager, with a sword last year. Gibian has testified during the trial that he initially confessed to the crime to protect the real killer, his mother. The mother, in turn, pleaded the Fifth.Gibian has also claimed Nager, a retired New York City police officer, psychologically and sexually abused him for years. The suspect?s mother, Laura Nager, has insisted through her attorney that she is not the killer. Related Information Confession, retraction dominate jurors' thoughts in Hauppauge sword trial Jury scours over contrasting testimony in Hauppauge sword murder trial Jurors take second look at samurai sword in Hauppauge murder case Deliberations begin in Hauppauge sword murder trial Mother of Hauppauge man accused in samurai sword slaying pleads the fifth Life insurance drove Hauppauge teen to grab sword, prosecutors claim


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