Retrial possible in dad's NY samurai sword slaying

Law Center Posted on

An appeals court has ordered a new trial for a New York man convicted of using a samurai sword to kill his stepfather while he slept on a living room couch.

Zachary Gibian was convicted in 2006 of nearly beheading retired police officer Scott Nager in his home in Hauppauge (HAWP'-awg), on Long Island. Gibian was 20 at the time. He's serving 25 years to life in prison.

The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court ruled errors were made in his trial. It faulted the trial judge for not allowing testimony about statements supposedly made by Gibian's mother.

Gibian testified it was his mother who killed Nager after she discovered her husband sexually abusing her son. She denied the allegations.

Legal News Media

Legal News Organization press is the top headline legal news provider for lawyers and legalprofessionals. Read law articles and breaking news from law firm's across the United States to get the latest updates. The content contained on the web site has been prepared by Legal News Media as a service to the internet
community and is not intended to constitute legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance.


American Bar Association – Start and Run a Law Firm – Starting a Law Firm

Lawyer Web Direct

CPA Website Designs