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Ex-girlfriend of Sodus double murder victim appears in court to face charges

During a hearing in Sodus Town Court Thursday morning, Charlene Childers faced conspiracy and weapons charges. (WHAM photo)

The woman accused of conspiracy in connection to the death of her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in Sodus appeared in court Thursday morning.

Investigators say Charlene Childers, 25, conspired with her current husband Timothy Dean, 32, to kill Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn.

NIles' family told CNYCentral Childers and Niles had two children together.

In court Thursday, Childers' case was sent to a grand jury. She faces a charge of conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.

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A criminal complaint alleges Childers helped Dean rent a car to drive from Texas to New York to kill Niles. The couple was shot to death outside their home in Sodus on Oct. 22.

Investigators have also charged Bron Bohlar, a police officer in Sunray, Texas, with conspiracy. Dean is the former chief of the Sunray Police Dept.

Assistant District Attorney Christine Callanan said both will be extradited to Wayne County within the next 90 days.

Childers is still being held on $100,000 bail and $200,000 bond.

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