Sunray woman pleads guilty to charges in Sodus double homicide

Sunray woman pleads guilty to charges in Sodus double homicide
Former Sunray police chief and wife charged for double homicide case (source: WROC)

SODUS, NY (KFDA) - Charlene Childers, a Sunray woman accused of charges related to the shooting deaths of a couple in Sodus, New York, has entered a guilty plea.

According to CBS station WROC, Childers appeared in court Tuesday where she entered a guilty plea. As part of the agreement, the murder charge against Childers will be reduced to manslaughter. She will also waive her right to appeal.

This comes after a judge decided that Childers and her husband Timothy Dean would be tried together in the case rather than separate.

Dean faces charges of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder.

The two are accused of the shooting deaths of 28-year-old Joshua Niles and 24-year-old Amber Washburn in October.

Jury selection for Dean’s trial is scheduled for May 15, and Childers is set to be sentenced in June.

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