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.
A tragedy on Long Island is having an impact in Brooklyn.
In the wake of the Medford pharmacy massacre and a robbery less than four miles away a week later, pharmacists say they’re taking precautions to protect their stores, their staff and their customers.
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.
Everything from the outrageous to the tragic happened in June. Take a listen.
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.
Police are investigating a robbery at a Long Island pharmacy that occurred exactly one week after four people were shot to death in a Medford drug store.
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.
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.
Laffer said nothing at his arraignment. His lawyer pleaded not guilty for him. A judge ordered Laffer be held without bail.
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.
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 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.