PEEKSKILL, NY -- A local cab driver shot dead on Wednesday was killed by his wife and her lover, police said in a Friday morning press conference.
Terrance Camper's wife, 60-year-old Beatrice Camper, was arrested Friday morning and charged with second-degree murder, a felony. John Murray, a 60-year-old Newburgh resident, has also been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Terrance Camper's death.
Police believe Beatrice Camper and John Murray were having an affair, and killed Terrance Camper, 53, to collect insurance monies.
Beatrice Camper had taken out two insurance policies in her husband's name, with her as the beneficiary, in the month before the alleged murder, police said.
Police believe Beatrice Camper and Murray planned the murder together.
Beatrice Camper and Murray began their affair while Murray was in prison, authorities added. Murray was serving time for murder, and was released 11 months ago on parole.
The two defendants were arraigned in Peekskill City Court Friday, and are being held without bail. Their next court appearance will be Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Terrance Camper was shot twice in the back on the head with a small caliber handgun, police said. He was discovered by a local postal worker.
Authorities said Friday morning that Murray liked called Terrance Camper's taxi to the scene of the crime.