David Laffer

Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone and Acting Police Commissioner Ed Webber announce new battle plan against pharmacy robberies (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk Police, County Exec Bellone Announce ‘Pharmacy Safety Initiative’

The Pharmacy Safety Initiative is a three-pronged attack to keep pharmacy workers safe in the wake of several deadly robberies.

01/09/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The 11 Most Talked About Stories Of 2011

From a protest that swept New York, the nation and the world, to a social media-based political sex scandal, CBSNewYork.com is taking a look back at the most captivating stories of 2011.

12/26/2011

Oxycodone

Long Island Physician Indicted In Illegal Prescription Drug Case

Dr. Frank Telang was arrested at his home in Port Jefferson Station at 8:15 a.m., according to federal authorities.

12/21/2011

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Laffer Doctor Wants License To Prescribe Pain Pills Back

State records show that Dr. Eric Jacobson prescribed thousands of painkillers to David Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady in the months before Laffer killed four people at a Medford pharmacy.

12/10/2011

Oxycodone

Long Island Doctor Arrested In Connection With Oxycodone Investigation

Authorities said Dr. Leonard Stambler of Baldwin Harbor was writing large numbers of prescriptions for Oxycodone to patients who were then believed to be reselling or abusing the medication.

12/01/2011

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

DA’s Office: Doctor Who Prescribed Medications To Medford Pharmacy Shooter David Laffer Arrested

Stan Xuhui Li, 57, worked out of a pain management clinic in Flushing. Investigators think Li may have also sold prescriptions to nine other people who died of overdoses since Jan. 2009.

11/21/2011

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Report: David Laffer, Wife Legally Obtained 12,000 Pills From Doctors

David Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady got nearly 12,000 pills in a four year period by “doctor shopping” before they turned to murder and robbery, according to a report.

11/18/2011

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

David Laffer Gets Life Without Parole, Wife Gets 25 Years In Medford Pharmacy Massacre

“He is a coward. He has no soul,” said the grandmother of victim Jamie Taccetta, Mary Moran. She later turned to Laffer and said “Burn in hell.”

11/10/2011

Raymond Ferguson (credit: handout)

Wife Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victim Raymond Ferguson Files Claim Against Suffolk Co.

The wife of pharmacist Raymond Ferguson Jr. filed the negligence claim on Sept. 14. Viedya Quail Ferguson is seeking $10 million in damages, according to published reports.

09/28/2011

(credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Report: Detective Warned Of Laffer’s Guns Months Before Medford Massacre

A police report released Friday shows that a Suffolk County detective was concerned about David Laffer having a pistol permit months before the Medford pharmacy massacre.

09/23/2011

Melinda Brady (L), David Laffer (R) (credit: Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

David Laffer, Wife Melinda Brady Plead Guilty In Medford Pharmacy Massacre

Assistant DA John Collins called the execution-style shootings at Haven Pharmacy in Medford “the most cold-blooded robbery-homicide in Suffolk County history.”

09/08/2011

David Laffer and wife Melinda Brady (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect Laffer, Wife Expected To Plead Guilty

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

09/07/2011

A makeshift memorial at Haven Drugs - Medford, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Haven Drugs, Site Of Medford Massacre, Reopens Early

The Long Island pharmacy where four people were gunned down during a robbery reopened Monday, a week ahead of schedule.

07/25/2011

A makeshift memorial at Haven Drugs - Medford, NY - Jun 22, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Haven Pharmacy, Site Of Medford Massacre, Set To Reopen For Business

Four people were shot and killed inside Haven Pharmacy on Father’s Day in what prosecutors have called “the most cold-blooded robbery-homicide in Suffolk County history.”

07/21/2011

Melinda Brady (credit: Kathy Kmonicek,  Pool/AP)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect Melinda Brady Charged With First-Degree Robbery

No murder charges were filed Tuesday against the wife accused in connection with Long Island’s pharmacy murders. Instead, Melinda Brady pleaded not guilty to upgraded robbery charges.

07/19/2011

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