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Accused Pharmacy Killer to Plead Guilty



    Accused Pharmacy Killer to Plead Guilty
    Suffolk County Police
    Suffolk County police mug shot of David Laffer.

    The man accused of killing four people at Long Island pharmacy in June is expected to enter a guilty plea in court today.

    David Laffer's attorney Eric Naiburg told NBC New York his client will plead guilty in the June 19 massacre at Haven Drugs pharmacy in Medford, N.Y.

    Laffer was charged with first-degree murder and robbery; the charges for his expected plea weren't immediately known.

    Laffer's wife, Melinda Brady, pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery in July. Police said Brady was the getaway driver in the shootings.

    Raw Video: 2 Taken From Medford Home in Handcuffs

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    Police led a man and a woman out of a home in Medford after executing a search warrant in connection with the pharmacy slayings that happened over the weekend.
    (Published Wednesday, June 22, 2011)

    The two were known prescription pill addicts, police said.

    Prosecutors said chilling security video showed a disguised Laffer shooting his victims at the pharmacy in his mission to steal the pain pills.

    Pharmacist Raymond Ferguson, 45, drugstore employee Jennifer Mejia, 17, and customers Jaime Taccetta, 33, and Bryon Sheffield, 71, were shot and killed.

    Shortly after Laffer's and Brady's arrests, Brady openly blamed her husband: "He did it," she told reporters when she was led from police headquarters after her arrest in June.  "He did all of this."