Long Island Pharmacy Killings
The husband and wife responsible for the deadly Long Island pharmacy killings this past Father’s Day pleaded guilty in court on Thursday. David Laffer pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges. His wife, Melinda Brady, pleaded guilty to robbery. Laffer killed four people during a robbery of a pharmacy in Medford. After killing four people, Laffer stole prescription painkillers while Brady waited outside in a car. The killings shook the small town of Medford. The judge promised four consecutive life terms for Laffer, while Brady faces a potential 21 to 25 years in prison. Both will be sentenced on Oct. 17. The killings have been called “probably one of the most gruesome, horrible crimes that we have had in the annals, the history of Suffolk County. Today those pleas guarantee that Mr. Laffer will never see the light of day,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota. Laffer opened fire at Haven Drugs, without announcing the robbery and then killed a pharmacist, a 17-year-old clerk and two customers before filling his backpack with pain pills. Brady told police that Laffer committed the crime because of her addiction to prescription pain pills.