Gibian admitted that in 2005, he nearly beheaded Scott Nager, a retired NYPD officer, as he slept on a couch in his Hauppauge home.
His relatives issued a statement Friday calling him a “compassionate, gentle, intelligent, spiritual and loving man” who was “not well” before Yanick Brea’s death Tuesday.
An actor, who once appeared on TV’s “Ugly Betty,” is accused of stabbing his mother to death with a samurai sword inside her Brooklyn apartment after delivering a religious rant, police said.
Zachary Gibian was convicted of nearly beheading his stepfather, Scott Nager, in his home in Hauppauge, on Long Island. He is serving 25 years to life in prison.
Zachary Gibian — sentenced to 25 years in prison for slaying his stepfather — had his conviction overturned because a court ruled that errors were made in his trial.
An appeals court has ordered a new trial for Zachary Gibian, who was convicted of killing his stepfather with a samurai sword in 2006.