Tim Dean is accused of murdering a couple outside their Sodus home last year
LYONS — Six jurors were seated Wednesday in the double murder trial against a former police chief accused of killing a couple in Wayne County.
Tim Dean, a former Texas police chief, is accused of gunning down Josh Niles and Amber Washburn in Sodus last October.
His wife, Charlene Childers, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to Niles' death. Prosecutors do not believe she was involved in Washburn's death.
A third suspect, Bron Bohlar, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting to renting a car for Dean.
If convicted, Dean could face life in prison without parole.
Jury selection will resume Thursday.
Last month, a judge ruled that the statements Dean made to the Texas Rangers, FBI and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are inadmissible at trial. The judge ruled that Dean had asked for a lawyer and was not read his Miranda rights by the Texas Rangers before making statements. Since he requested a lawyer, any statements he made to all other agencies that tried to speak to him after that, including the FBI and the sheriff's office, are inadmissible.