Sodus woman, husband to face trial together in double murder case

April 11, 2019 06:02 PM

LYONS. N.Y. (WHEC) -- A woman charged in connection to a double murder in Sodus will face trial at the same time as her husband, who is also charged in the case.

Prosecutors say Charlene Childers and her husband, Timothy Dean, a former Texas police chief, plotted to kill Childers' ex-husband, Josh Niles.


Bron Bohlar, another former police officer charged in the case, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in February. He admitted to renting a car for Dean. Prosecutors say Dean used that car to drive from Texas to Sodus, where he shot and killed Niles and his fiancée, Amber Washburn.

Jury selection in the trial against Childers and Dean is now scheduled for May 15. The judge scheduled the trial to last two weeks.

"Unlike a typical trial where one DA and one defense attorney questions a witness, they'll most likely be questioned by myself and then two defense attorneys," said prosecutor Christine Callanan.

"Just based on that alone and separate proof that may apply to one and not the other, it makes the trial a little more in depth," she said.


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