Sodus double murder case to be featured on 'Dateline'

Sodus double murder case to be featured on 'Dateline' Photo: NBC News.

Updated: October 09, 2019 02:12 PM
Created: October 08, 2019 04:33 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — This week's Dateline episode will focus on a local case.


The episode will feature Charlene Childers who admitted to being involved in a double murder in Sodus. She was sentenced to 28 years in prison and 5 years of post-release supervision.

Prosecutors said Childers' husband, former Texas police chief Timothy Dean, shot and killed Joshua Niles and his fiancée Amber Washburn in front of their home in Sodus last October.

Niles is the father of Childers' children. 

She testified that she and Dean plotted to kill Niles after he was granted custody of the kids. 

Dean was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

You can catch Dateline on News10NBC on Friday at 9 p.m., followed by News10NBC at 11.

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