NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – No one denies he’s a killer, but jurors will be asked to decide whether a mental patient who hacked a psychologist to death with a meat cleaver was a calculating criminal or a man too delusional to know right from wrong.
Jury deliberations have begun in the murder trial of David Tarloff. The jurors have asked to review nearly everything in evidence while weighing the case.
His defense team has argued that he was legally insane when he killed psychologist Kathryn Faughey in February 2008.
His attorney told the jury that the proof that he was crazy was in his deranged plan to steal $40,000 from his former psychiatrist, who shared the office with Dr. Faughey.