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Mother of Greece woman found guilty in connection with West Webster tragedy speaks out

A jury found her guilty in connection with the West Webster ambush and now while she sits in a jail cell, waiting to learn her punishment, families impacted by the tragedy continue to rebuild their lives and homes. As construction continues in that neighborhood on Lake Road, many people are wondering what's next in this case.

Dawn Nguyen faces several years in prison. A jury found her guilty Tuesday of lying on a gun application in 2010. She bought the guns for convicted felon, William Spengler, who shot four firefighters, killing two of them.

Dawn Nguyen’s mother went on a local radio station to defend her daughter. Throughout the trial, Dawn Nguyen’s mother has been outspoken, defending her daughter. News10NBC reached out to her for a comment, but never heard back. News10NBC did get the recording of her call into Kimberly and Beck on The Buzz before the verdict came down.

Jury deliberates in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

For the first time during the trial involving the West Webster shootings, News10NBC is hearing from one of the firefighters who survived the ambush.

Ted Scardino was shot the morning of Christmas Eve 2012, a day he won’t ever forget. 

Jurors began deciding the fate Monday of the only person that has been charged in connection with the West Webster tragedy that happened on Christmas Eve 2012. They deliberated for just a couple of hours before stopping for the day. 

Dawn Nguyen is accused of lying on paperwork and buying the guns that were used to kill two firefighters, Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, in the line of duty. Two other firefighters, Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter survived the attack.  

Police say the gunman, William Spengler, set a fire and then hid, waiting for the heroes to arrive and then opened fire.

Day four of testimony in Dawn Nguyen trial

A sheriff's deputy, who is a friend of the woman accused of buying the guns used in the West Webster tragedy, took the stand in her trial Thursday.

Dawn Nguyen is accused of buying the guns for the suspect, William Spengler.

Police say Spengler fired upon four West Webster firefighters who responded to reports of a car fire on Lake Road back on Christmas Eve morning 2012. Two of the firefighters, Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, were killed.

This afternoon, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy took the stand. He says Nguyen told him she bought guns for William Spengler, a convicted felon.

Stolen trailer found abandoned in Rochester parking lot

The cargo trailer that was reported stolen earlier this week has been found less than two miles from where it originally went missing.

The trailer housed a finished handicap ramp that was on its way to be delivered when it was reportedly taken by a dark colored truck.

The witness, Brian Kerbs, who recognized the trailer from News10 NBC’s footage earlier this week, said that the black trailer was sitting unclaimed in the far corner of the parking lot of his company’s business on Lee Road. When police arrived they looked inside the trailer and discovered the ramp material.

Miguel Millan, the owner of the trailer, says that about 30% of the materials are missing. He’s already alerted scrap yards around the city so they can be on the lookout for the stolen material.

Do you know this man?

Do you recognize this man? Greece Police are looking for him in connection with a robbery at Chase Bank on Dewey Avenue.

Investigators say this man entered the bank around 3 p.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding money. Police say he got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
 

Key witness could take the stand in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

A friend of Dawn Nguyen, the woman accused of buying the guns used to kill two firefighters and injured two others, says moments after Nguyen saw the video of the West Webster attack; she began sending alarming text messages. Defense attorneys claim the trial is now about a possible love triangle and that the witness is out for revenge.

Investigators claim Tomasz Kaczowka and Michael Chiapperini were killed because Nguyen purchased the guns for William Spengler. He purposely set the fire and began shooting at fire crews when they arrived.     

In court Wednesday, it was more like a soap opera than a criminal trial. The prosecution called a key witness to the stand and that witness is the only one so far to testify that she heard straight from Nguyen that she bought the guns and was paid to do it.

Testimony continues in trial of Greece woman linked to West Webster tragedy

The deadly ambush in West Webster on Christmas Eve 2012 sent shock waves across the country. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, two West Webster volunteer firefighters, lost their lives that day.

On Tuesday, more testimony in the case of the woman accused of buying the guns police say the gunman, William Spengler, used to kill those firefighters.

The most compelling piece of evidence Tuesday was the text messages from a phone registered to Dawn Nguyen. Prosecutors say those texts were about the Christmas Eve ambush.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Verizon Wireless worker took the stand. He testified about text messages sent from a phone number registered to Dawn Nguyen to a friend.