David Laffer

David Laffer was convicted of murdering 4 people in a LI drug store and stealing thousands of painkillers. In the wake of his crime an investigation uncovered a number of dcotors who are suspected of illegally dealing prescription drugs. (credit: AP Photo/Pool, Victor Alcorn)

Report: David Laffer, Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect, Gets High-Profile Attorney

The man charged with killing four people during a drug holdup at a Long Island pharmacy is now represented by Amy Fisher’s former attorney.


David Laffer, right, and his attorney Mary Elizabeth Abbate, appear in the courtroom for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip N.Y. Thursday, June 23 2011. (AP Photo/Pool, Victor Alcorn)

Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer Receives Jury Notice

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 jury duty.



Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer Indicted On Additional Charges

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota revealed the grisly details of the killings Thursday and said he will seek the maximum punishment for Laffer if convicted.


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David Laffer Indicted In Haven Drugs Pharmacy Massacre; Lawyer Describes Him As ‘Overwhelmed’

Laffer’s Attorney, Mary Beth Abbate, said she expected that four counts of first-degree murder would be added to the charges. She also offered the very first glimpses into Laffer’s psyche.


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

David Laffer & Melinda Brady Under Suicide Watch As Grand Jury Considers Additional Charges In Medford Killings

Brady is jailed on third-degree robbery charges, but prosecutors may upgrade the charges against her for alleged role in the tragedy.


U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Prescription Drugs In Wake Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre

On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer said that the abuse of prescription narcotics is reaching levels not seen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s and early 1990s.


Raymond Ferguson (credit: Handout)/Jamie Taccetta (credit: Handout)

Raymond Ferguson And Jamie Taccetta, Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victims, Laid To Rest

Friends and family said goodbye Saturday morning to pharmacist Raymond Ferguson and single mother of two, Jamie Taccetta.


Melinda Brady, wife of David Laffer, who is accused of killing four people in a pharmacy robbery, stands with her attorney, Jeremy Mis, Friday, June 24, 2011, in Central Islip, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, Pool)

Melinda Brady, Wife Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Suspect, Pleads Not Guilty

Melinda Brady was arraigned Friday morning at a Central Islip courtroom. A judge set bail at $750,000 cash or a $1.5 million bond.


Jennifer Mejia's casket is carried out of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Patchogues on June 23, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Family, Friends Bid Final Farewell To Jennifer Mejia, Youngest Victim In Medford Pharmacy Murders

Thursday night, Mejia was remembered at the Bellport High graduation ceremony. Tributes to her were everywhere: on the stage, in the program. Balloons were released to honor her.


A photo of Jennifer Mejia is displayed in memory of the 17-year-old student at Bellport High School on Thursday night. (credit: CBS 2)

Medford Pharmacy Shooting Victim Mejia Remembered At Bellport High School Graduation

Wearing purple ribbons on their gowns and writing tributes to Jennifer Mejia on their caps, Bellport High School’s 2011 graduation class tried to have as normal a graduation as possible despite the tragic circumstances.


David Laffer, right, and his attorney Mary Elizabeth Abbate, appear in the courtroom for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip N.Y. Thursday, June 23 2011. (AP Photo/Pool, Victor Alcorn)

David Laffer, Suspect In Medford Pharmacy Massacre, Pleads Not Guilty

Laffer said nothing at his arraignment. His lawyer pleaded not guilty for him. A judge ordered Laffer be held without bail.


Daniel Taccetta, brother of 33-year-old Jamie Taccetta, stands outside the fifth police precinct in Patchogue, NY. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Pharmacy Massacre Victim’s Brother Daniel Taccetta: ‘That Family Took Away My Best Friend’

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.


A memorial at Haven Drugs in Medford (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Neighbors In Disbelief Over Arrest Of Pharmacy Massacre Suspect David Laffer

David Laffer was arrested Wednesday on murder and resisting arrest charges for the execution-style murders of four people at the Haven Pharmacy in Medford.


David Laffer and Melinda Brady (credit: CBS 2)

David Laffer Arrested And Charged With Murder In Medford Pharmacy Shootings; Wife Melinda Brady Also Arrested

Suffolk County Police arrested 33-year-old David Laffer Wednesday morning and have charged him with 1st degree murder and resisting arrest. Laffer’s wife — 29-year-old Melinda Brady — was also arrested for 3rd degree robbery.