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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.

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.

Opening statements to start Monday for woman accused of buying guns used in West Webster tragedy

Opening statements are set to begin Monday morning for the women accused of supplying guns in the Christmas Eve tragedy in West Webster.

Dawn Nguyen is facing a felony charge for falsifying a business record after allegedly lying on a gun purchase form. Authorities say she purchased the guns for William Spengler, a convicted felon, who went on a shooting spree in 2012, killing two West Webster firefighters and injuring two others.

Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:45 a.m. Monday. If convicted, Nguyen faces up to four years in prison.

Four jurors seated for trial of woman accused of supplying guns in Webster tragedy

Jury selection began Wednesday in the case of Dawn Nguyen. She is the woman accused of buying the guns police say William Spengler used in his 2012 shooting rampage. A total of four firefighters were shot, two of them fatally. Now a jury must decide if she’s guilty of lying to authorities when she bought those guns.

One hundred potential jurors in the case of Dawn Nguyen packed Justice Thomas Moran’s courtroom Wednesday. 

Nguyen is facing one felony count of first-degree falsification of a business record for allegedly buying the guns police say William Spengler used during his 2012 shooting rampage.

Lawyers from both sides did not talk to the media, but News10NBC did talk with local defense attorney, Jon Getz, who is following the case. He says selecting 12 impartial jurors and at least two alternates may be challenging.

Trial to begin Wednesday for woman accused of supplying guns used in Webster tragedy

News10NBC will be following the trial of the woman accused of supplying guns used in the Christmas Eve ambush in Webster.

Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday morning for Dawn Nguyen. The trial was supposed to star back in November, but Nguyen’s attorney told News10NBC the judge on the case had a personal issue that pushed it until April. 

Nguyen is accused of supplying the guns to ex-con William Spengler. Officials say he used them to kill two firefighters and injure two more who responded to a fire that he intentionally set at his home.