Updated: 10/21/2013 5:52 PM
Created: 10/21/2013 5:46 PM WHEC.com
By: Amanda Ciavarri
The woman accused of providing guns to the man who shot and killed two West Webster firefighters last December was back in court Monday. Dawn Nguyen was in court for a hearing about certain evidence being allowed when her trial starts.
Nguyen's lawyer says there's a letter written by William Spengler that proves Nguyen is innocent. Spengler is the man who killed Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka on Christmas Eve morning. Spengler left a note behind after the ambush attack. That note has never been released in its entirety, but on Monday, we learned more about what is in the three pages.
According to Dawn Nguyen's attorney, the note said Spengler gave Nguyen's mother $1,000 to buy the guns. The letter goes on to say that because the mother didn't want a paper trail to her, she convinced her daughter to buy the guns. She told her daughter they would be a gift for her boyfriend and son.
Nguyen's lawyer doesn't doesn't deny that his client bought the guns, but he does argue she never knew they would end up in William Spengler's hands, a convicted felon. News10NBC wanted to know if this letter will be used as evidence at trial.
John Parrinello, Dawn Nguyen's attorney, said, “Portions of it might because it completely takes my client out of the picture because if her mother went to her, if her mother got paid and went to her and said, 'I don't want to go put my name on paper. She is a 21-year-old girl and her mother says, 'You go buy the guns, and I am going to give them as a present to my boyfriend and my son there is nothing wrong with that.'”
Parrinello says at the end of that letter, Spengler said he had to stop writing because his hands hurt and he was going to do what he did best, kill people. The note was found in plastic bag hanging on a fence.
The evidence hearing will continue next Monday.