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The ex-con who lured two firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire in Webster, NY wrote he wanted to burn down the ...
neighborhood and kill people, police said as they found remains believed to be William Spengler's missing sister. (Dec. 25)
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SHOTLIST:WHAM-TV - MANDATORY COURTESYWebster, NY - Dec. 24, 20121. Fire at homeMONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT2. Mug shot of suspectWHAM-TVWebster, NY - Dec. 24, 20123. SOUNDBITE: Chief Gerald Pickering / Webster Police Department"This was a clear ambush on first responders. Spengler had armed himself heavily, had taken up an area of cover in a natural depression on a bank near a tree and immediately started firing up on first responders ... "Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - MUST COURTESYWebster, NY - Dec. 24, 20124. Still of police on sceneWHAM-TVWebster, NY - Dec. 25, 20125. SOUNDBITE: Chief Gerald Pickering / Webster Police Department"Quote I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best, killing people. End quote."Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - MUST COURTESYWebster, NY - Dec. 25, 20126. Still images of fire and police at sceneSCRIPT:AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE RECOVERED BURNED HUMAN REMAINS IN THE HOME OF WILLIAM SPENGLER ... WHO LURED TWO FIREFIGHTERS TO THEIR DEATHS IN WEBSTER, NEW YORK.THE REMAINS ARE BELIEVED TO BE SPENGLER'S 67-YEAR-OLD SISTER ... WHO IS MISSING AND SHARED THE HOUSE WITH HIM.THE 62-YEAR-OLD SPENGLER SHOT THE FIREFIGHTERS ON CHRISTMAS EVE ... AFTER SETTING HIS HOUSE AND CAR ABLAZE.SOT: This was a clear ambush on first responders. Spengler had armed himself heavily, had taken up an area of cover in a natural depression on a bank near a tree and immediately started firing up on first responders ...AND THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS THEY FOUND A TYPEWRITTEN NOTE FROM SPENGLER ...SOT: Quote I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best, killing people. End quote.SPENGLER KILLED HIMSELF ... IN ALL SEVEN HOUSES BURNED.TWO OTHER FIREFIGHTERS SHOT ARE IN STABLE CONDITION.POLICE SAY SPENGLER USED A SEMIAUTOMATIC BUSHMASTER RIFLE ... THE SAME MAKE AND CALIBER WEAPON USED IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MASSACRE IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT.LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS