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Article updated: 12/29/2012 12:54 PM

Woman charged in New York firefighter slayings

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Dawn Nguyen is escorted into the Federal Building, Friday, Dec. 28, in Rochester, N.Y., and charged in connection with the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in Webster, N.Y.

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, West Webster firefighter Vicki Polkowski, center, sheds tears, in Webster, N.Y., as the Fireman's Prayer is read aloud at a candlelight vigil held in honor of the firefighters that were injured and killed on Christmas Eve.

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On Friday, state and federal authorities charged the woman who bought the guns used when William Spengler ambush firefighters lured to a blaze he set at his house in upstate Webster. Dawn Nguyen, 24, was charged with lying on a form that said she would be the owner of the guns she bought for Spengler. The charges involve the semiautomatic rifle and the 12-gauge shotgun that Spengler had with him Monday when volunteer firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were gunned down. Three other people, including two other firefighters, were wounded before the 62-year-old Spengler killed himself.
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    • Dawn Nguyen is escorted into the Federal Building, Friday, Dec. 28, in Rochester, N.Y., and charged in connection with the guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in Webster, N.Y.
    • In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, West Webster firefighter Vicki Polkowski, center, sheds tears, in Webster, N.Y., as the Firemanís Prayer is read aloud at a candlelight vigil held in honor of the firefighters that were injured and killed on Christmas Eve.
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