Haven Pharmacy

Hydrocodone (file/credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Launching Campaign To Reclassify Addictive Prescription Drug

Hydrocodone, better known by its brand name Vicodin, is derived from opium poppy like heroin.


Victim Jamie Taccetta's family brings flowers and lights candles at Haven Drugs in Medford on Tuesday, June 19, 2011. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Relatives, Friends Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victims Mark 1 Year Since Shootings

One year ago, four people were shot and killed by a man trying to steal prescription drugs from a pharmacy in Medford. Today, friends and family of those victims came together to remember the lives that tragically ended in an instant.


Medford pharmacy massacre victim Jamie Taccetta’s former husband James Malone (R) and attorney John Ray announce a lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department and others on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Family Of Medford Pharmacy Massacre Victim Filing Lawsuit

The family of one of the victims killed in the Medford pharmacy massacre says they are filing a lawsuit against a number of defendants, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the owner of the pharmacy where the killings took place.


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.”


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.


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.”


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.


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.”



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.


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.