PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - The wife and lover of the Peekskill cab driver who was shot and killed last month appeared briefly in court Monday afternoon to be told their hearing was postponed until next month.
Beatrice Camper, 60, and her lover, John Murray, 60, of Newburgh, were charged in the slaying of Peekskill cab driver Terrance Camper. Peekskill Police Chief Eugene Tumolo said the pair planned to collect on two insurance policies taken out on Terrance Camper's life. Tumolo said police did not yet know the exact value of insurance policies but said, "They're sizable."
Terrance Camper, 53, was shot twice in the back of the head with a small-caliber handgun on Pine Street. Tumolo said that Murray is accused of being the shooter.
Murray was released from prison 11 months ago, said Tumolo, but police believe Beatrice Camper and Murray had been carrying on an intimate relationship for more than one year. Murray served at least 30 years in state prison after being convicted of murder, robbery and other crimes committed in Queens, N,.Y., said Tumolo.
Beatrice Camper and Murray are scheduled to return to court Nov. 5. Both remain held in jail.