ROCHESTER, N.Y (WIVB) - It turns out that a suicide note practically told investigators exactly who sold guns to the man who shot firefighters on Christmas Eve.
Dawn Nguyen, 24, of Greece N.Y., is the former next door neighbor of William Spangler who has confessed that two and a half years ago, she went with Spangler to a Gander Mountain sporting goods store in Henrietta N.Y.
Nguyen let Spengler pick out a Bushmaster assault style weapon and a Mossberg shotgun and then purchased it for him.
Spengler is not allowed to buy any guns due to his criminal background after he killed his grandmother with a hammer.
In a note next to Spengler's body, he wrote that his former neighbor's daughter helped him obtain the rifle and shotgun.
Nguyen is now facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted of making a false statement when she bought those two guns.
U.S Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. says, "According to the publicly filed complaint, Dawn Nguyen told the seller of the guns, Gander Mountain in Henrietta N.Y., that she was to be the true owner and buyer of the guns instead of William Spengler."
Although Spengler also had a Smith & Wesson handgun, investigators believe it was the rifle that killed the two firefighters and injured three other people Christmas Eve morning in Webster.
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