Kelly Cochran charged with husband's murder

HOBART, Ind. — A woman facing a murder charge in the Upper Peninsula now faces a similar charge in another state as well.

According to the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana, Kelly Cochran, 34, was charged Friday with murder in connection to the death of her husband, Jason Cochran, 37, in Hobart, Indiana.

The Post-Tribune reports that in interviews with investigators, Cochran confessed that she lured Christopher Regan, a co-worker, to her home in Iron River with the offer of sex. Her husband allegedly interrupted the two, shooting Regan in the head with a rifle. She then allegedly retrieved equipment to assist Jason Cochran in dismembering the body, which was placed in garbage bags and dumped in the woods two days later.

Cochran later confessed to killing her husband by administering an overdose of heroin on February 20th, then putting her hands on his neck, nose, and mouth until he died. She was arrested by U.S. Marshals after fleeing to Kentucky. Her confessions led Michigan authorities to the site where parts of the rifle used in Regan’s killing and human remains were found.

Cochran is facing numerous charges in connection to Reagan’s death here in Michigan, including — but not limited to — open murder, second-degree home invasion, conspiracy to commit the disiternment and mutilation of a dead body, and concealing the death of an individual. She is being held in the Iron County Jail on a $5 million cash bond awaiting results of a competency exam in Iron County Trial Court before her case there will move forward.

Court documents obtained by ABC 10 earlier this year indicate that Cochran has claimed responsibility for the death of other individuals, which if true, would make her a serial killer.