NEW ORLEANS -- The fate of ex-New Orleans police officer David Warren is still up in the air.
Federal jurors were allowed to go home Tuesday night when they were unable to reach a verdict in the Henry Glover manslaughter case.
"Tired and exhausted, but I'll be back in the morning," said Rebecca Glover.
Rebecca Glover walked out of New Orleans Federal Court House hoping that a deliberating jury's request to adjourn for the night will eventually be in her favor.
"I don't know. I'm just hoping this is a good sign. That's all," Glover said.
The civil rights manslaughter case is connected to the death of her nephew, Henry Glover. He was shot and killed less than a week after Hurricane Katrina by former NOPD Officer David Warren.
The deadly shooting unfolded inside an Algiers strip mall. Back in 2010, Warren was convicted and sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison. He was behind bars when an appeals court overturned that ruling.
Since last week, jurors have once again been engrossed in the landmark post-Katrina case. However this time around details, including the fact that Glover's body was burned on a levee and a massive police cover-up, were omitted from the retrial.
On Tuesday night after they took a dinner break jurors asked U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk if they could adjourn, go home & regroup to tackle the case on Wednesday morning. This was the reaction from warren's defense team outside the courthouse.
"We're just going to have to wait and see what the result is. The judge would prefer that we not comment," said attorney Rick Simmons, on Warren's defense team.
The jury was instructed to return to court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning.