NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A schizophrenic has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a New York City psychotherapist with a meat cleaver.
David Tarloff was sentenced Friday. He was convicted of first-degree murder in March in a case long confounded by questions about his mental health. This was the third time he was tried for this murder.
In a moving proceeding, Tarloff described a constant battle occurring in his head and pleaded for mercy as he was sentenced on his first-degree murder conviction, a conclusion that came after repeated mistrials and findings that Tarloff was unfit for court.