David Tarloff found guilty in meat-cleaver murder trial

David Tarloff is accused of hacking a New York City psychotherapist to death with a meat cleaver.

March 28, 2014 1:38:32 PM PDT
David Tarloff was found guilty of killing a psychologist in 2008, in the third trial by the Manhattan district attorney's office.

The 45 year old Tarloff was found guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder, in Manhattan Supreme Court this afternoon. He faces life in prison.

It was the third attempt by the Manhattan district attorney's office to convict Tarloff. A mistrial was declared, and in 2010 he was found unfit during jury selection.

Had his insanity defense succeeded, he could have been ordered held indefinitely in a psychiatric hospital.

Tarloff was charged with using a cleaver to kill a psychologist, Kathryn Faughey. He apparently intended to rob her colleague, Kent Shinbach, a psychiatrist who had treated him in 1991 and shared an office with Faughey.