Dr. Kent Shinbach
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.
David Tarloff’s lawyers don’t dispute that he killed psychologist Kathryn Faughey. But they argue he was so psychotic that he shouldn’t be held criminally responsible for her death.
A schizophrenic accused of murdering a New York psychotherapist with a meat cleaver has been ruled mentally unfit for a trial that had been close to starting.
The murder case against a schizophrenic man charged with the 2008 killing of a psychotherapist with a meat cleaver in Manhattan was halted after he was found mentally unfit to proceed.
David Tarloff’s ability to stand trial in the deadly meat-cleaver attack at a Manhattan therapy office abruptly came under question Friday as jurors were being chosen.