Wife of alleged NY pharmacy gunman due in court

AP News
Posted: Jul 19, 2011 2:37 AM
Wife of alleged NY pharmacy gunman due in court

A New York woman who police say drove the getaway car after her husband massacred four people during a holdup for prescription painkillers is facing arraignment on a grand jury indictment.

Melinda Brady has been jailed on $750,000 bail since she and her husband were arrested last month. She said in a police statement that while she and her husband, David Laffer, plotted the Father's Day robbery in Medford, N.Y., she did not know the plan involved killing.

Laffer faces first-degree murder charges after authorities say he executed two pharmacy employees and two customers. Police say he then stuffed a backpack with painkillers.

Brady, 29, was arrested on robbery and obstruction charges. The specific charges in the indictment are to be unsealed late Tuesday morning in a Long Island courtroom.