Bohlar pleads not guilty to conspiring in Sodus double murder case

Bron Bohlar, one of three people arrested in connection to the murders of a Sodus couple in October, pleaded not guilty in court Monday morning. (WHAM photo)

Sodus/Lyons, N.Y. (WHAM) - Bron Bohlar, one of three people arrested in connection to the murders of a Sodus couple in October, pleaded not guilty in court Monday morning.

Bohlar was extradited from Moore County, Texas to answer to a conspiracy charge in the investigation into the October 22 killing of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn.

Timothy Dean and his wife, Charlene Childers, are charged with murder in the case. Childers was in a custody battle with Niles, her ex-boyfriend, over their two children.

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Bohlar is accused of renting a car for Dean and discussing plans for the murders while inside Dean and Childers' garage. Niles and Washburn were shot dead outside their Carlton Street home. Dean served as the police chief for the Sunray Police Department where Bohlar is an officer. Dean was fired earlier this year.

Defense attorney James Riotto said Bohlar had nothing to do with the murders.

"I think he's fully cooperating he understands the process," Riotto said. "He is a police officer and he understands that this is how the process need to play out."

Wayne County Assistant District Attorney Christine Callanan countered that Bohlar's occupation as a police officer has no bearing on his guilt or innocence.

"Any time someone is charged in an fashion of murder or conspiracy to commit murder, that's a troubling charge - regardless of what their occupation is."

Bohlar is scheduled to be back in court in February 2019.

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