1. HOLIDAY TRAGEDY

    Webster Shooter Lived Quiet Life

    WEBSTER, NY - DECEMBER 24:  Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering (R) embraces New York State Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy following a news conference concerning the two firefighters killed, and two injured in a presumed ambush attack December 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. Authorities say an ex-con gunned down two firefighters after setting a car and a house on fire early Monday, then took shots at police and committed suicide while several homes burned.  (Photo by Guy Solimano/ Getty Images)

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    As a small New York town reels from unspeakable tragedy, details about the life of the man who is said to have set fire to car and house before shooting and killing two firefighters who responded to blaze are beginning to surface. William Spengler reportedly had been living a quiet life in the Rochester suburb with his mother and sister ever since being released on parole after serving 17 years in prison after the beating death of his grandmother, for which he was charged with manslaughter. Spengler was reportedly incredibly close with his mother, but “couldn’t stand” his sister. His mother died two months ago, and her obituary alluded to contributions to the Webster Fire Department.

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