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Jury convicts western NY woman in gun trial

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A jury has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman charged with buying the guns a man used to kill two suburban Rochester volunteer firefighters on Christmas Eve 2012.

The state Supreme Court jury found 25-year-old Dawn Nguyen of Greece guilty Tuesday of falsifying a business record because she lied when she said on a gun purchase form that the weapon was for her own use. She also faces federal charges.

Prosecutors say Nguyen bought two guns for her neighbor William Spengler Jr., who set fire to his Webster home early on the morning of Dec. 24, 2012, then shot at responding firefighters.

Two died and two were wounded before Spengler committed suicide.

As a convicted felon, Spengler was barred from owning firearms.

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