The guy you see with the black eyes and cuts all over his face is David Laffer. The woman is his wife, a pain pill addict who needed a fix, police allege, when her husband went into a Long Island pharmacy this week and came out having killed four people in a violent rage. The sports angle to this story? These lovebirds got engaged at a New York Islanders game!
As Brady (the wife), who friends say has an addiction to prescription painkillers, was walked out of Suffolk County police headquarters last night, she told reporters: ‘He was doing it because he lost his job and I was sick. I’m sorry that he did all this.’
It emerged Laffer had lost his health insurance two weeks ago when he was fired from his job as a shipping clerk for allegedly for stealing, and on Friday he signed up for food stamps.
Yesterday’s arrest came after a three-day man hunt for the gunman who stormed Haven Drugs in Medford, before shooting dead four people, including a 17-year-old pharmacy worker.
According to authorities, the husband of one of one of the murder victims has already identified Laffer in a police line-up as the shooter.
Here’s his wife’s Facebook, in case you want to know what she looked like on her wedding day.
Probably not the P.R. move the Islanders were looking to make this offseason.