Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:07 PM
Cooley Hurd (25,762 posts)
Per live presser - "apparent human remains" found in Webster shooter's home
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Per live presser - "apparent human remains" found in Webster shooter's home (Original post)
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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #5)
Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:04 AM
malaise (142,479 posts)
7. Wow indeed
One theory is that he was upset about a donation his mother, who died in the past year, made to the fire department, he said. Another theory is there could be a connection to his arrest in the killing of his grandmother, he said.
Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)
Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:57 AM
TorchTheWitch (11,062 posts)
Police investigating the ambush Monday in upstate New York in which two firefighters were killed said Tuesday that they had found what appeared to be human remains at the gunman's home. Authorities said they believed the remains were those of the gunman's 67-year-old sister, who lived with him.
William Spengler, 62, opened fire on the volunteer firefighters as they responded to a blaze in Webster just before 6 a.m. ET Monday in a small cluster of homes near Lake Ontario, police said. The firefighters — Michael Chiapperini, 43, a lieutenant with the Webster police, and Tomasz Kaczowka, 19 — were shot dead, and Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him.
Earlier, police said Spengler had left a three-page typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people."
At a second briefing Tuesday, Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said police believed the probable human remains were those of Cheryl Spengler, 67, who had been missing since the ambush.