No verdict after day six of Hauppauge sword murder deliberations

A jury ended its sixth day of deliberations in the Hauppauge sword murder trial without a verdict Tuesday. Jurors are still deadlocked, and the eventually sent a note to the judge asking to go home. The

News 12 Staff

Dec 12, 2006, 11:30 PM

Updated 6,431 days ago

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A jury ended its sixth day of deliberations in the Hauppauge sword murder trial without a verdict Tuesday. Jurors are still deadlocked, and the eventually sent a note to the judge asking to go home. The judge agreed and deliberations will continue Wednesday. Jurors were also re-read testimony and given the definition of ?reasonable doubt.? During the trial, 20-year-old Zachary Gibian testified that he initially confessed to killing 51-year-old Scott Nager 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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