A Texas couple is facing charges of murder and conspiracy in the October 22 double murder of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus.
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday that Charlene Childers, 25, who was arrested in Wayne County last week, is facing a charge of second degree conspiracy in addition to a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.
She was originally jailed on charges of fleeing authorities in Texas, where she was wanted for a charge of third-degree felony injury to a child, according to court papers.
Timothy Dean, Childers' husband, remains in Texas and is facing a warrant charging him with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, one charge of conspiracy in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of weapon.
The paperwork has been filed to extradite Dean from Texas to face the charges in New York, Virts said.
Dean is the former police chief in Sunray and resigned after he was arrested on a charge of causing injury to a child in May.
"Our belief is that Dean pulled the trigger" to kill Niles and Washburn and that Childers was not in the area at the time but was instead in Texas, Virts said.
Childers was seen at a vigil for the victims a few days after their deaths. Childers was previously married to Niles and is the mother of two of his children.
Niles and Washburn were killed in the driveway of their home while their young son was in the same vehicle.
Their deaths were the latest homicides in the small village, which has reported at least two other people have been killed since last November.
Sodus is also where the bodies of 18-year-old Selena Hidalgo-Calderon and remains believed to be those of her missing son, Owen, were found. Their deaths are considered suspicious but have not been declared homicides.