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

Posted at: 01/29/2013 9:32 AM
Updated at: 01/29/2013 11:49 AM

The defense gets more time to review evidence in the case of a Greece woman accused of providing guns to the convicted felon suspected in the Christmas Eve tragedy.

Dawn Nguyen was in federal court Tuesday morning. Her hearing was adjourned for 60 days so the defense can weigh out all their options.

Defense attorney Matthew Parrinello explained what the next steps could be. “If we review the case and Ms. Nguyen maintains her innocence and if we determine we're not talking any kind of deal we'll proceed forward and send the case to the grand jury. The government will always offer a plea agreement whether its good or bad we don't know. They will offer something. That's if we decided to talk about a plea agreement. We don't know that yet.”

Investigators say Nguyen bought guns at Gander Mountain in Henrietta and gave them to shooting suspect William Spengler Jr. Police say he used the weapons to kill Tomasz Kaczowka and Mike Chiapperini. He also shot Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter who are both recovering.

Nguyen has pleaded not guilty to falsifying business records.

She is due back in federal court April 1.