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Judge orders psych evaluation for Corona man accused of slashings

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Daniel Tarloff, of 99-45 60th Ave., was arraigned on charges of murder and attempted murder Sunday by Judge Ruth Pickholz in Manhattan Criminal Court. Pickholz ordered a psychiatric evaluation after Tarloff, who has a history of mental instability, referred to his attorney, Legal Aid lawyer Reginald Sharpe, as Rev. Al Sharpton and accused him of not being licensed.

Sharpe said Tarloff's outburst was clear evidence of his mental instability.

"He is having trouble understanding where he is," Sharpe said after the hearing. "In my opinion, he needs to be examined."

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said forensic and video evidence, along with Tarloff's own self-incriminating statements, led police to believe he is responsible for the murder of 56-year-old therapist Dr. Kathryn Faughey and the serious injury of Dr. Kenneth Shinbach, a colleague with whom she shared offices.

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