Mental patient sentenced to life in prison for meat-cleaver killing of NYC psychotherapist

  • by: JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 2, 2014 - 4:45 PM

NEW YORK — Six years after slashing a psychotherapist he'd never met to death with a meat cleaver, David Tarloff stood before a judge and pleaded for mercy Friday, saying he was tormented for decades by what felt like a running battle in his head between God and Satan.

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