Man Hacks Shrink to Death in NY Office

Police hunt killer who wielded meat cleaver in furious assault
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2008 10:15 AM CST

(Newser) – Police are urgently hunting an unidentified man who walked into a New York psychologist's office Tuesday night and hacked her to death with a meat cleaver. Another doctor, who came to her rescue, was also slashed and left in critical condition, the New York Post reports. The killer pinned him to the wall with a chair, took his driver's license and $90 from his wallet, and warned him: "I know where you live."

The killer, who was videotaped entering the building pulling two black suitcases, could be a patient of one of the therapists; he told the doorman he was there to see the other doctor, before disappearing into Kathryn Faughey's office. In the suitcases, abandoned in the building's basement, investigators found an array of kitchen knives, along with rope, duct tape, women’s clothing, and adult diapers.