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VERDICT REACTION: ‘All three will pay for what they did’

In October of 2018, Josh Niles and Amber Washburn were gunned down in the driveway of their Carlton Street home in Sodus.

More than six months later, three people have been convicted in connection to their murders.

Charlene Childers, the mother of two of Niles’ children, accepted a guilty plea for first-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the case.

Bron Bohlar, a former police officer in Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy for knowing about the plan Dean and Childers allegedly had to kill Niles. On the witness stand, Bohlar said he rented a car for them to drive to New York to do it. He testified that Dean had been planning to kill his wife’s ex since August.

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Timothy Dean found guilty on all counts of Sodus double murder

After deliberating for just over four hours, a jury has found a former Texas police chief guilty on all counts in a double murder trial.

Timothy Dean was found guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and second-degree conspiracy in connection with the death of Joshua Niles. In connection with Amber Washburn’s death, he was found guilty of second-degree murder. He was also found guilty on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Prosecutors said Dean gunned down Josh Niles and Amber Washburn in the driveway of their Sodus home back in October. Dean shot Niles 10 times and Washburn once in the head, killing them both.

Niles, the ex of Dean’s wife Charlene Childers, was embroiled in a custody battle with her. Childers accepted a plea deal to testify against Dean. She testified that she and Dean planned the murders, and Dean traveled to New York from Texas to actually execute them.

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Jury deliberations underway in Sodus double murder trial

Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of a former Texas police chief accused of a double murder in Sodus.

Timothy Dean is accused of gunning down Josh Niles and Amber Washburn in the driveway of their Sodus home back in October. Prosecutors say Dean shot Niles 10 times and Washburn once in the head, killing them both.

Dean is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, and second-degree conspiracy in connection with the death of Niles.

In connection with Washburn’s death, he’s charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Jurors will decide between these two charges if they find him guilty. Dean’s also charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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Defense says prosecutors failed to prove Dean pulled trigger in Sodus murders

The defense says prosecutors failed to prove Timothy Dean pulled trigger in Sodus double murder

Attorneys presented their closing arguments Thursday in the trial of the former Texas police officer accused of killing a young couple in Sodus.

Timothy Dean faced trial this week for the murders of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn last October.

Deputies said Dean was the man who opened fired outside a home on Carlton Street, killing Niles and Washburn in front of a young child.


Former officer: Timothy Dean initially planned to make Sodus murder look like an overdose

A former colleague of the man charged with double murder for the deadly shooting last year in Wayne County says suspect Timothy Dean initially planned to stage an overdose.

Bron Bohlar, a former officer in the Sunray Police Department in Texas where Dean served as police chief, pleaded guilty to conspiracy for helping Dean rent a car as part of the murder plot in Sodus last summer.

Dean is accused of opening fire on Carlton Street, killing Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn last October. However, taking the stand on Wednesday, Bohlar said a shooting wasn’t Dean’s original plan.

Speaking in court, Bohlar said Dean initially wanted to make Niles’ death appear to be a drug overdose.

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Charlene Childers, one of three people charged in a double-homicide in Sodus, took the stand Tuesday to testify against her husband.

Childers previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Niles, and Niles’ fiancée, Amber Washburn.

On the stand Tuesday, Childers testified she and her husband, Timothy Dean, plotted to kill Niles after she lost custody of her children.

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Murder trial underway in Wayne County

The murder trial got underway Monday for the former Texas police chief accused of murdering a couple in Sodus last fall.

Timothy Dean is charged with first and second-degree murder, as well as criminal possession of a weapon, in the deaths of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn on October 22, 2018.

Prosecutors said Dean drove from Texas to New York, arrived at their home and gunned down the couple in the driveway.

Dean was one of three suspects charged; his ex-girlfriend Charlene Childers and a former fellow police officer, Bron Bohlar, were also charged in the murder plot. Childers and Bohlar both pleaded guilty.

In court Monday, photos from the crime scene were shown to the jury, and a neighbor identified Dean as the shooter from the stand. Dean’s attorney, Joe Damelio, questioned the accuracy of the testimony.


Opening statements begin on Monday

Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the trial of Tim Dean, a former Texas police chief charged with murdering a Wayne County couple.

Dean is accused of shooting and killing Josh Niles and his fiancee, Amber Washburn, in Sodus last October.

Jurors have all been seated.

During opening statements, Dean’s attorneys are expected to outline their defense, while prosecutors will reveal the scope of evidence they plan to present.

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