Texas cop charged in double murder in New York

A Texas police officer has made an appearance in a town court in upstate New York where he is among three people charged in connection with a double homicide.

Bron Bohlar, 34, of Sunray, was arraigned Sunday in Sodus Town Court on a conspiracy charge, prosecutors in Wayne County, New York, said. He is being held in the county jail.

His lawyer, James Riotto, called the charges inconsistent with Bohlar's career in law enforcement.

Bohlar and Charlene Childers and Timothy Dean, a couple also from Sunray, are charged in last month's shooting deaths of Amber Washburn and Joshua Niles, Childers' ex-boyfriend.

Police said that Dean carried out the shooting while Bohlar and Childers helped plan it. Dean is a former Sunray police chief.

Childers is also in the Wayne County Jail while Dean remains in a Texas jail pending extradition to New York.