Jury deadlocked in trial of former Eastchester cop

A Westchester jury told a judge yesterday that it was deadlocked in the case of a former Eastchester police officer who has admitted to shooting and killing a friend in what he calls a tragic accident in 2009. The judge presiding over the trial of James Pileggi told the jury to simply try harder to reach a decision in the manslaughter trial.

Prosecutors say that Pileggi was reckless when he was handling his gun in the company of his friend, Andre Everett.

Pileggi has admitted that he shot and killed Everett while showing him a new laser sight that he had recently installed on an off-duty handgun in New Rochelle, but that he believed the gun to have been safe at the time of the shooting.Jury continues deliberations in ex-cop's manslaughter trialTestimony ends in ex-Eastchester cop's manslaughter trial

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