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LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Dean sentenced in Sodus double-murder

Timothy Dean was stoic as Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies led him inside the courthouse Friday morning.

His face betrayed no emotion as words like “coward” and “psychopath” were used to describe him as he was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for his role in a double murder in Sodus last year.

“Your actions are certainly one of the most horrendous, inhumane, and simply pure evil acts that I have ever encountered in my career,” Wayne County Judge Daniel Barrett said to Dean.



In May, a jury found Dean guilty of gunning down Joshue Niles in his driveway and shooting his fiance, Amber Washburn, in the head as she came home at the wrong time. Washburn died instantly; Niles was shot 10 times.

Loved ones of the couple addressed the court, and Dean, during the sentencing.

“[He] and Amber, they were wonderful people,” said Barbara Niles, Joshua’s mother. “I always call Amber ‘my flower child.’ She was a beautiful soul and you just shot her in the head. You’re sick. You’re a monster. And so is your wife.”

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