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.
It has been nearly six years since Kathryn Faughey was slashed to death with a meat cleaver in her Midtown office. David Tarloff has been through two mistrials.
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.