Thomas Spota

Gilgo Beach

New Suffolk County Police Commander Says Multiple Killers Likely In Gilgo Beach Case

In a statement, Jack Fitzpatrick said he believes that based on the available information, it is very unlikely that one person committed all 10 murders.

03/10/2012

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Suffolk Authorities Back Cuomo On DNA Expansion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans an expansion of the state’s DNA databank and Suffolk County authorities are getting behind it.

02/03/2012

DA's poster of Anderson and weapons officials said were seized at his house and garage (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bohemia Gun Shop Owner Accused Of Owning All Types Of Illegal Weapons

The Suffolk County district attorney said Brian Andersen “purchased and possessed a number of illegal weapons including illegal machine guns, unregistered automatic and semi-automatic handguns and a stolen firearm.”

02/02/2012

Fake jewelry allegedly for sale by Mary Ann Bell - Hauppague, NY - Dec 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Suffolk DA: Woman Sold Fake Tiffany Jewelry; Said Sales Were Helping Food Pantry

People on Long Island thought they were buying fancy jewelry to help a good cause, but officials say it was all a fraud.

12/21/2011

Suffolk DA Thomas Spota after testifying before legislative committee and disavowing single killer theory in Gilgo case (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA Spota Discounts Lone Killer Theory In Gilgo Beach Bodies Case

In a split with police, the Suffolk County district attorney says he isn’t convinced that one killer is responsible for 10 bodies discovered along a seaside parkway.

12/15/2011

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

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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

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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.

06/30/2011

A general view of a souvenir stand selling team shirts and hats in Fenway Park on April 10, 2007. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

DA: Mass. Man Tried To Auction Stolen Red Sox Gear On Long Island

Jamie Pritchard Holland tried to trick a Long Island auction house into selling stolen Boston Red Sox memorabilia after making up a story about hospital bills for a sick son he doesn’t have, authorities said.

05/12/2011

These paintings and a silver tea set were some of the items stolen and recovered by authorities. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

DA: Medford Man Stole Half A Million Dollars Worth Of Artwork In Hamptons

Angel Palencia, of Medford, is accused of stealing paintings, sterling silver and a stamp collection from upscale Long Island homes. He was arraigned Friday.

04/15/2011

Steve Levy (Photo/Douglas Healey/AP FILE PHOTO)

Suffolk County Executive Levy Quits Race Following DA Probe

Steve Levy announced he will not seek a third term and voluntarily turned over about $4 million in campaign funds.

03/24/2011

Police Handout

Prosecutors: LI Man Got High Using Medical Waste

A licensed practical nurse was stealing medical waste from nursing homes in Suffolk Coutny in search of a powerful synthetic drug used primarily by cancer patients to feed a drug addiction, authorities said Thursday.

11/18/2010

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Last Teen Sentenced In L.I. Hate Crime Killing

Marcelo Lucero was stabbed in a confrontation near the Patchogue, N.Y., train station. The killing focused national immigration debate on Long Island.

10/14/2010

6th Teen Sentenced In Patchogue Hate Crime Death

The sixth of seven Long Island teenagers to be sentenced for their roles in the stabbing death of an Ecuadorean immigrant got an eight-year prison term on Wednesday.

09/01/2010

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