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Woman charged for giving weapons to Kansas gunman

Cedric Ford had criminal history in Broward County

A photograph and video posted on Facebook shows Cedric Ford firing an assault rifle.

A woman was arrested for helping the South Florida convicted felon -- who killed three at a Kansas factory -- to get two weapons, authorities said Friday.   

Due to his criminal record, Cedric Ford, 38, was not allowed to own weapons and the woman knew that, authorities said.

Sarah T. Hopkins, 28, was charged with one count of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.  

Hopkins was accused of helping Ford to get a Zastava Serbia, an AK-47-type semi-automatic rifle. She also helped him get a Glock Model 22 40-caliber handgun, police said. Ford posted photos of both weapons on Facebook. 

Ford killed Josh Higbee, 31, Brian Sadowsky, 44, and Renee Benjamin, 30, during the shooting at the Excel Industries lawnmower parts factory, police said.  

Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder killed Ford Thursday afternoon. 

On Facebook, Ford said he was from Miami. Records show he lived in Miramar and had a criminal history in Broward County. His friends on Facebook mostly identified themselves as having gone to high school in Miami-Dade County.