Judge: Dean’s statements inadmissible in double-murder trial

The former police chief charged in a double murder in Sodus was back in court Tuesday — where a judge ruled that statements he had made to law enforcement officials are inadmissible at trial.

Tim Dean — an ex-officer from Sunray, Texas — is accused of shooting and killing Josh Niles (his wife’s ex) and Niles’ fiancee Amber Washburn. The young couple was gunned down in the driveway of their Sodus home last October.

According to Dean’s attorney, Joe Damielo, the judge ruled that the statements Dean made to the Texas Rangers, FBI and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are inadmissible at trial.

The judge ruled that Dean had asked for a lawyer and was not read his Miranda rights by the Texas Rangers before making statements.

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