Accused Medford pharmacy killer, wife plead guilty

WOODBURY - The husband and wife accused in the Medford pharmacy massacre this past Father's Day both stood before a judge and pleaded guilty today.

David Laffer pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and robbery charges for bringing a .45 caliber handgun into Haven Drugs, stealing prescription pills and gunning down two customers and two employees.

Laffer's wife, Melinda Brady, pleaded guilty to robbery charges and to driving the getaway car.

The judge said he will sentence Laffer to four consecutive life sentences without parole. Brady faces up to 25 years in prison.

According to Laffer's attorney, Eric Naiburg, his client wanted to plead guilty in order to offer some closure to the victims' families and to spare them the pain of a trial.

Prosecutors said they had undeniable evidence in the case, including Laffer's fingerprints at the scene, the murder weapon and surveillance video and audio of the execution-style shooting.

About 30 family members of the four victims were present in court.

Source: Accused Medford pharmacy killer, wife to plead guiltySuspected Medford pharmacy killer indictedMedford shooting a shock 1 week afterVictim of Medford massacre remembered at high school graduationContinuing coverage: Medford pharmacy massacre

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