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N.Y. killer of 2 firefighters left chilling note

Had same make, caliber rifle used in Conn. killings

WEBSTER, N.Y. — A former convict killed two firefighters with the same caliber and make military-style rifle used in the Connecticut school massacre after typing a note pledging to burn down his neighborhood and ‘‘do what I like doing best, killing people,’’ police said Tuesday.

The death toll rose to three as police revealed that a body believed to be the killer’s 67-year-old sister, Cheryl Spengler, was found in his fire-ravaged home.

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