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Woman accused of supplying guns used in Webster tragedy appears in court Tuesday

Posted at: 01/08/2013 2:29 AM
Updated at: 01/08/2013 6:55 PM
By: Christine VanTimmeren

nullA woman accused of supplying guns used during the Christmas Eve tragedy in Webster faced a judge Tuesday.

24-year-old Dawn Nguyen was in court Tuesday.

Her case in Henrietta Town Court has been waived to New York State Court. She is facing a state charge of falsifying business records, which is a felony.

If convicted, she faces a maximum of one and a third to four years in prison.


Nguyen is out of custody. She has been free since her federal hearing in December where she pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of falsifying business records.

The judge restricted Nguyen's travel to only Monroe County, except for traveling to college in Livingston County.

News10NBC is told Nguyen used to be the neighbor of shooting suspect William Spengler.

According to investigators, Spengler was with Nguyen when she bought two guns from Gander Mountain in Henrietta in June 2010.

Investigators say Nguyen claimed the guns were for herself, but then gave them to Spengler. He was not allowed to have weapons because he was a convicted felon.

Nguyen's defense attorney told News10NBC his client purchased the weapons for her own use and they were later stolen.

If convicted on the federal charge, Nguyen could be sentenced to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.