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Report: "Medford Massacre" Cons to Testify in Trial of Alleged Pill Mill Dr.


Central Islip - (WALK) The former Long Island couple convicted in the "Medford Massacre" pharmacy robbery and murders may be called to testify in the case of a Great Neck doctor accused of illegally dispensing enormous quantities of powerful, addictive painkilling drugs.

An assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District indicated David Laffer and his wife Melinda Brady would be called to testify against the doctor who allegedly supplied the couple with painkillers before the fatal robbery on Father's Day, 2011. Dr. Eric Jacobson pleaded not guilty at U.S. District Court in Central Islip Friday.

Laffer, 36, is serving a life sentence for killing four people during the robbery.  Brady, 32, his wife, is serving a 25-year sentence. The prosecuting attorney did not say if Laffer or Brady have agreed to testify, but the pair were recently moved from upstate prisons to the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, indicating they would be available to testify against Jacobson.

Photo: Suffolk DA


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