Charlene Childers faces a maximum of 40 years in prison in connection to the murder of Josh Niles. Childers is only charged in connection to the murder of Niles; prosecutors do not believe she was involved in Amber Washburn's death. Sentencing is set for June 27. Her husband, Timothy Dean goes to trial mid-May.
A woman charged in connection to the murder of a Sodus man accepted a plea deal in Wayne County Court.
As part of the deal, Charlene Childers pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and criminal possession in the death of her ex, 28-year-old Josh Niles.
Investigators say Childers along with her husband, Timothy Dean, worked together to kill Niles last October. A third suspect, Bron Bohlar, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in February, admitting to renting a car for Dean.
Prosecutors say Dean used that car to drive from Texas to Sodus where he shot and killed Niles and Niles' fiancee, 24-year-old Amber Washburn. Childers is only charged in connection to the murder of Niles; prosecutors do not believe she was involved in Washburn's death.
"The theory was the plan was directed towards Josh – what she took responsibility of today," Assistant District Attorney Christine Callanan said.
"I can humbly say there are few who express remorse more than her and that also plays a part in the admission here today," Rome Canzano, Childers' defense attorney said.
Childers faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. Sentencing is set for June 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Jury selection for Dean's trial is scheduled to start on May 15.
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