No verdict in Schwenk trial


A jury in the Christopher Lee Schwenk Jr. trial was sent home for the weekend after spending much of the day Friday in deliberations but were unable to reach a verdict.

Schwenk, 26, is standing trial on first- and third-degree murder charges, as well as voluntary manslaughter for allegedly killing 49-year-old Monique Nixon in York City in 2013.

He is accused of firing a 9mm handgun at someone he thought was Eddie Gallon II, who had just been in a confrontation with Ashley Rodriguez, but instead fatally struck Nixon, who was about a half-block away on South Queen Street.

Schwenk and Gallon had been in relationships with Rodriguez.

The jury of nine men and three women will return to court Monday morning to continue deliberations.

— Reach Greg Gross at