Woman sentenced for western NY double killing apologizes

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LYONS, N.Y. (AP) – The wife of a former Texas police chief says she is sorry for her role in a western New York double homicide as she is sentenced.

Charlene Childers was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for first-degree manslaughter.

Her husband, former Sunray, Texas police chief Timothy Dean, was convicted in May of murder for gunning down a couple in their western New York driveway amid a child custody dispute.

Prosecutors say Dean and Childers drove to the town of Sodus in October and killed Amber Washburn and Joshua Niles. Friends and relatives say Niles had recently won custody of the two children he had with Childers.

The Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester reports that Childers told the court she regrets her role in the killings every day.

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