Two facing charges in Sodus double homicide

Charlene Childers and Tim Dean were arrested in Wayne County and Moore County, Texas respectively.

The ex-girlfriend of one of the victims in a Sodus double homicide and her current husband have been charged in connection to the deadly shooting.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced in a news conference Monday night that Charlene Childers and Timothy Dean have been charged in the shooting deaths of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn near their home in Sodus.

Childers was charged with conspiracy in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

A warrant has been issued for Dean. He faces charges of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He is currently being held in Texas on unrelated charges. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says the extradition process which would bring him to New York is underway.

Childers was being held Wayne County Jail as a “Fugitive from Justice” due to pending criminal charges in the State of Texas, according to Wayne Co. Sheriff Barry Virts.

"It's our belief Dean pulled the trigger," Sheriff Virts said during a news conference Monday night.

Virts said the Texas Rangers, Texas DPS, local law enforcement in Texas and the FBI assisted in their investigation.

Sheriff Virtis says the investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 315-946-9711.

Childers was arraigned in Sodus and is being held on $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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