Man sentenced to life without parole for Sodus double murder

August 02, 2019 05:12 PM

LYONS, N.Y. (WHEC) — The former Texas police chief convicted of gunning down a Sodus couple has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Timothy Dean was found guilty on murder charges back in May. Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn were shot and killed in the driveway of their home last October. Prosecutors say Dean shot Niles 10 times and Washburn once in the head. Dean's wife, Charlene Childers, also admitted to being in on the plan. She was sentenced to 28 years in prison back in June


Dean, like he's done at every single court appearance, sat stoically and stared straight ahead as family members of Niles and Washburn spoke about how much his actions have ruined their lives, and the lives of Niles and Washburn's children. 

When the judge asked him if he wanted to say anything, his attorney said they'd be appealing the murder convictions so they were not going to make any statements.

"Mr. Dean, you are certainly a classic psychopath," Judge Daniel Barrett said before he handed down the sentence. "You've never shown one bit of emotion in this courtroom, not an ounce of guilt or remorse. I really wonder what goes on in your head. If you have any sense of a conscious, you'd have to be haunted by what you've done."

The Washburn and Niles families have been to every court appearance for all the suspects in this case. Dean's sentencing hearing was the culmination and it was very emotional for them.

Tune in to News10NBC at Noon, 5 and 6 for more on the emotional day in court.

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