What Did Nguyen Tell Police On Christmas Eve?
In open court Assistant U.S. Attorney Bret Puscheck mentioned that he intends to use at trial a certain statement that Nguyen made to members of the New York State Police. Puscheck characterized the statement as being one in which Nguyen claimed on that day that the guns involved in this case were stolen from her.
Parrinello said he believes that statement aids the defense in this case.
“(It) certainly does,” said Parrinello. “She definitely bought the guns, without a doubt she bought the guns, but the question going forward is are they going to be able to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Did it happen the way the public thinks it happened? It did not, definitely. What they've accused her of she's not guilty of.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office would not comment on this alleged statement and details surrounding it are not contained in the court documents currently on file.
Firefighters Showing Support In Court
Looking on as Nguyen pled not guilty on Monday morning were three Webster firefighters in uniform. They plan to make their presence known at every court appearance Nguyen is scheduled to make.