Shrink Killer Suspect Acts Up at Hearing

Accused derides lawyer, asks for food as charges are read
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2008 4:20 PM CST
Shrink Killer Suspect Acts Up at Hearing
David Tarloff, 39, center, is walked out of the 19th Precinct in New York City, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. Tarloff was arrested Saturday in the vicious slaying of Kathryn Faughey, a psychologist attacked in her office with a meat cleaver, police said. He brought today's hearing to a close with a request...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The suspected killer of a New York psychologist shocked observers at a hearing today by ridiculing his lawyer and asking for food, the New York Post reports. The judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation of David Tarloff, who was charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of Kathryn Faughey and attempted murder and assault in an attack on Kent Shinbach, Tarloff's psychiatrist.

Tarloff criticized his lawyer, Reginald Sharp, for not being Al Sharpton. "Look at him! He's white!" Tarloff said. "This man is lying. I won’t talk until I have a real attorney.” Tarloff's brother Robert told the New York Times that his family tried and failed to keep him hospitalized. "They kept releasing him, even after we told them what had been going on with his situation," he said. (Read more Kathryn Faughey stories.)

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