Woman Linked to Firefighter Deaths Sent to Prison
A 25-year-old woman was sentenced to up to four years in prison Monday for lying on forms when she bought guns used by a man to kill two Rochester-area volunteer firefighters on Christmas Eve 2012.
Dawn Nguyen of the town of Greece drew the maximum term of 1 1/3 to four years in state prison when she was sentenced by state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Moran in Rochester. She still faces federal charges for illegally purchasing the firearms and selling them to a known felon. A hearing on motions in that case is scheduled for Wednesday.
Nguyen was convicted last month of falsifying business records when she bought a semi-automatic rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun at a Gander Mountain store in 2010 for her neighbor William Spengler Jr., who was prohibited from owning weapons because of his felony record.