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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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Assistant DA John Collins called the execution-style shootings at Haven Pharmacy in Medford “the most cold-blooded robbery-homicide in Suffolk County history.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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Brady is jailed on third-degree robbery charges, but prosecutors may upgrade the charges against her for alleged role in the tragedy.
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.
Friends and family said goodbye Saturday morning to pharmacist Raymond Ferguson and single mother of two, Jamie Taccetta.
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 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.