NEW YORK (PIX11)—The gunman who went on a shooting rampage, killing four people in cold blood at a Long Island pharmacy all in a quest for prescription drugs, will spend the rest of his life in prison.
On Thursday, a judge sentenced David Laffer to consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole. He pleaded guilty in June to first degree murder and robbery charges in connection to the gruesome case that left a Long Island community shattered.
Laffer's wife, Melinda Brady, 29, was sentenced to the maximum of 25 years in prison for her role in the pharmacy massacre. She pleaded guilty to robbery charges. Prosecutors say Brady concocted the robbery and drove the getaway car soon after the shooting.
Police said Laffer opened fire inside Haven Drugs Pharmacy in Medford on June 19, killing pharmacist Raymond Ferguson, 45, his assistant, Jennifer Mejia, 17, and two customers, Jaime Taccetta, 33, and Bryon Sheffield, 71.
Following the couple's arrests, detectives seized the gun used in the shooting as well as 2,000 prescription painkillers.