Gibian admitted that in 2005, he nearly beheaded Scott Nager, a retired NYPD officer, as he slept on a couch in his Hauppauge home.
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.