(MEDFORD, N.Y.) -- The man accused of slaying four people execution-style during a prescription drug robbery at a New York pharmacy this past weekend pleaded not guilty in court Thursday, ABC News New York affiliate WABC-TV reports.
David Laffer, 33, allegedly shot two employees and two customers at Haven Drugs in the Medford section of Long Island Sunday morning. He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and resisting arrest.
Authorities believe Laffer committed the crimes to feed his drug addiction.
He and his wife, 29-year-old Melinda Brady, were arrested at their home on Wednesday. Brady is charged with robbery and obstructing governmental administration. She allegedly drove her husband to the pharmacy.
According to WABC-TV, Brady was admitted to a hospital Thursday for reasons unknown. It is not yet known when she will be arraigned.
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