Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer Receives Jury Notice

MEDFORD, NY (CBSNewYork) — No jury duty for David Laffer.

A Suffolk County official says the 33-year-old, who is charged with killing four people at a Medford pharmacy in June, has been excused from serving on a jury.

According to a report by Newsday, Laffer received a notice to appear for jury duty just days after his arrest, beginning June 28.

In a letter written to Commissioner of Jurors Michael O’Donohoe on June 29, Laffer wrote “I have recently (as of 23 Jun) been arrested, and am currently detained at Riverhead Correctional Facility on some very serious felony charges. I simply wished to relay this to you, so that I do not get into any further legal troubles.”

The letter, signed “Sincerely, David Laffer” was delivered Wednesday and O’Donohoe said his office would honor Laffer’s request.

Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady were arrested on June 22 in connection with the execution-style murders of four people at Haven Pharmacy on Father’s Day.

Laffer has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder and four counts of criminal use of firearms. He has pleaded not guilty.

Brady is charged with third-degree robbery and obstruction but may face additional charges. Police say she drove the getaway car. She too pleaded not guilty.

O’Donohoe says if Laffer were out on bail, he would be eligible to serve on a jury.

  • Stephen Holland

    For living in an area that think its crazy for the average person to protect them self
    Mr. Laffer show the 4 people he kill how the LAW will protect him

    Mr. Laffer have rights
    So what, if he shot 4 people as they plea for their life
    Their life is meaningless because he had the GUN and they had NOTHING

    At one point in life some of us will realize that the LAW is WRONG
    Some of us would love the right to carry a GUN and protect our family

    Why should just a few have the right to carry

    If Mr. Laffer kill 4 Police Officers, most of us would not care
    They get pay to die

  • Primetime Editorials

    he is a freaking loser
    let him out so i can i give him some swift hood justice
    id really love to let his face meet my concrete steps

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