Pharmacy Massacre Victim’s Brother Daniel Taccetta: ‘That Family Took Away My Best Friend’
PATCHOGUE, NY (CBSNewYork) – Daniel Taccetta held up photos of his sister, Jamie, as he stood outside the police precinct where the man accused of murdering her and three others at a Medford pharmacy is being held.
“Here’s a picture of my sister who that coward took,” he said. “That family took away my best friend.”
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Four people were killed including 17-year-old Jennifer Mejia, 45-year-old pharmacist Raymond Ferguson, 33-year-old Jamie Taccetta and 71-year-old Bryon Sheffield.
Laffer faces first-degree murder charges, while Brady faces charges of robbery and obstruction.
As she was being led from police headquarters early Thursday morning, Brady apologized and appeared to implicate her husband in the murders.
“I’m sorry he did all of this,” she said.
Taccetta said he refuses to accept her apology.
“And this guy and his wife, that I had to hear that she was sorry,” said Taccetta. “Sorry doesn’t cut nothing, and I will be there every step of the way to make sure this guy rots in jail for the rest of his life.”
Later Thursday morning, members of the Taccetta family, including Daniel Taccetta, held pictures of Jaime in court for Laffer’s arraignment in Central Islip. It was the first look they got of the suspect.
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Laffer pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and was ordered held without bail.
After the arraignment, Taccetta shouted at Laffer, saying “You’re a coward for what you did to those families.”
Brady is being arraigned separately.
Friends and family of Jamie Taccetta, a mother of two from Farmingville, said they will be attending her wake Thursday.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday.