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.
Jurors were on a break for the weekend Saturday, after failing so far to reach a verdict in the trial of a man who allegedly killed a Manhattan psychotherapist by slashing her to death.
The jury claimed on Thursday that it had been deadlocked since deliberations began eight days ago, but the judge ordered them to keep working.
David Tarloff’ 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.
A schizophrenic man is on trial on charges of murdering a psychotherapist with a meat cleaver in her Upper East Side office.
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.
Jury selection was due to start Tuesday in the case against David Tarloff. He’s accused of slashing therapist Kathryn Faughey to death and seriously injuring her officemate in February 2008.