Trail Begins Today For Cop Accused Of Killing Sodus Couple

Sodus, N.Y. - A trial starts today in Wayne County in the killings of a Sodus couple.

Timothy Dean, a former Police Chief from Texas, is charged with murder, weapon and conspiracy charges in the shooting deaths last October of Joshua Niles and Niles' girlfriend Amber Washburn.

Pictured Left: Amber Washburn. Pictured Right: Joshua Niles. (PhotoCred:

The victims were gunned down outside their home.

Investigators say Dean's wife ,Charlene Childers, had lost a child custody battle with Niles. She pleaded guilty to manslaughter. A third man charged in the conspiracy also pleaded guilty.

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