Firefighters' Shooter Served Time for Killing Grandma

William Spengler beat 92-year-old to death with a hammer in 1980

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 24, 2012 2:08 PM CST

(Newser) – Police have identified the man who this morning fatally shot two firefighters responding to the blaze he set in his own house as 62-year-old William H. Spengler Jr., reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Spengler was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in 1981 for beating his...   Read full story »


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