NEW YORK (AP) - A murder case against a schizophrenic man charged with killing a New York City psychologist with a meat cleaver is headed to trial.
Jury selection is due to start Tuesday in the case against David Tarloff. He's accused of slashing therapist Kathryn Faughey (FAW'-hee) to death and seriously injuring her officemate in February 2008. Tarloff is planning an insanity defense.
That entails persuading jurors that his mental illness was so profound that he didn't know what he was doing was wrong.
The case has highlighted the rare but sometimes grave dangers of a profession dedicated to helping unstable people.