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Trial Begins For Rochester Woman Accused Of Buying Guns

Trial Begins For Rochester Woman Accused Of Buying Guns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) _ Opening arguments are scheduled in the trial of a Rochester-area woman charged with buying the guns a man used to kill two volunteer firefighters on Christmas Eve 2012.

Jury selection for Dawn Nguyen's trial wrapped up Friday afternoon. Prosecutors and her defense attorneys are expected to begin arguments Monday morning in a Rochester court.

Authorities say Nguyen lied on a gun purchase form when she bought weapons in 2010 for William Spengler Jr., a convicted felon. Spengler set fire to his home in Webster early on the morning of Dec. 24, 2012, then fatally shot two firefighters and wounded two others before committing suicide.

Nguyen was later charged in a state court with falsifying a business record. She also faces federal charges for the gun purchases.

 

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