Opening statements began Monday in the new murder trial of a man accused of killing a psychotherapist with a meat cleaver on the Upper East Side.
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.
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.
Ming Guang Huang, 28, has been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after being charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
A man allegedly attacked his wife with a meat cleaver in Manhattan’s Chinatown Sunday, leaving the woman in critical condition.
The guilty plea spares 54-year-old Sickler from standing trial for allegedly later trying to arrange his wife’s murder from his jail cell.
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.
A mental patient charged with murdering a New York City psychotherapist with a meat cleaver is headed for a fall trial after making up with his lawyer.