6 jurors seated in Sodus double murder case; jury selection to resume Thursday

May 15, 2019 04:56 PM

LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) — Six jurors were seated Wednesday in the double murder trial against a former police chief accused of killing a couple in Wayne County.

Tim Dean, a former Texas police chief, is accused of gunning down Josh Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus last October.

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His wife, Charlene Childers, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to Niles' death. Prosecutors do not believe she was involved in Washburn's death. 

A third suspect, Bron Bohlar, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting to renting a car for Dean.

If convicted, Dean could face life in prison without parole. 

Jury selection will resume Thursday. 


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