NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A jury has deadlocked in the murder trial of a mental patient who slashed a New York City psychotherapist to death with a meat cleaver.
A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors said they couldn’t reach a verdict in David Tarloff’s case. Tarloff didn’t dispute that he killed therapist Kathryn Faughey in February 2008.
The jury was in its tenth day of deliberations when it sent its third deadlock note to Judge Edward McLaughlin.
“I’m willing to say we are finished,” McLaughlin told the jurors, who were deadlocked from the start of deliberations.