Peekskill cabbie's slaying: Case adjourned for widow, alleged lover

<b>NEWS 12 WESTCHESTER:</b> Beatrice Camper and John Murray are facing murder charges. (Oct. 22, 2012)

NEWS 12 WESTCHESTER: Beatrice Camper and John Murray are facing murder charges. (Oct. 22, 2012)

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The widow of a slain Peekskill livery cabdriver and her alleged lover were in Peekskill City Court briefly Monday, but the case was adjourned until Nov. 5 to give one defendant more time to get a lawyer.

Beatrice Camper and John Murray, both 60-year-old Newburgh residents, are facing second-degree murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Camper's husband, Terry.

Terry Camper, 53, who was widely known in the city, was found slumped over his car's steering wheel Oct. 3 after being shot in the head near 118 Pine St. in a slaying that police said was designed to look like a robbery.

The case was postponed Monday because Murray is attempting to retain a private attorney.

Murray began an affair with Beatrice Camper more than a year ago, while he was still serving a 25-years-to-life prison sentence for murder and robbery, police said. Murray was paroled in November.

Beatrice Camper took out two insurance policies on her husband before Murray killed him, officials charged.

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