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.

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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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