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Nguyen indicted by grand jury

The woman accused of buying guns used in the Christmas Eve fatal shootings at a Webster fire was indicted Wednesday by the Monroe County grand jury.

District Attorney Sandra Doorley announced Dawn Nguyen, 24, of Greece, is charged with one count of first-degree falsifying business records for allegedly entering false statements on forms when she bought two firearms on June 6, 2010, at a sporting goods store in Henrietta. She is accused of signing statements asserting that the firearms were being purchased by her for her personal use. Authorities, however, believe that Nguyen was purchasing the weapons for William Spengler, whom she allegedly knew was a convicted felon.

Spengler used the weapons to carry out the Dec. 24 attack on firefighters, killing two members of the West Webster Fire Department.

Timothy Prosperi, the second assistant district attorney, will prosecute the case.

Nguyen, who is also facing federal charges, remains free on bail. If convicted, she faces up to four years in state prison.

 

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