WXXI Local Stories
Wed July 24, 2013
Dawn Nguyen Back In Court In The West Webster Case
The woman accused of buying guns later used by a convicted felon in the West Webster ambush last year was back in court Wednesday.
Authorities have said that when Dawn Nguyen bought the guns for William Spengler in 2010, she didn't know that they would eventually be used by him in the shootings that killed two West Webster firefighters and injured two others.
In federal court Wednesday, her lawyer Matt Parrinello asked for the charges to be dismissed, saying that they were too vague and duplicative. The judge rejected some of the motions and reserved decision on others.
Tom Link, chairman of the board of the West Webster fire district has been at various hearings for Nguyen. He says the fire department wants to make sure it's represented when she is in court.
"It’s difficult for the entire firehouse family, you keep on stirring up those emotions from that night, but we'll do whatever it takes to make sure that we're here every step of the way to make sure that this is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. "
A hearing is scheduled in September on the admissibility of statements that Nguyen made to law enforcement.