The trial of a woman charged in connection with the 2014 murder, dismemberment, and dumping of 53-year-old Michigan resident Christopher Regan in Iron County, MI continued on Wednesday with testimony from the several prosecution witnesses.
Kelly Marie Cochran, 34, faces multiple charges related to the death of Regan, who police have said they believe was shot and killed by Cochran’s late husband after he came home to “find” Regan with her. Police say the entire “caught in the act” thing was simply a ruse and Regan was lured to the home where he was murdered. Cochran in accused of then helping chop up Regan’s body and dumping it in the deep woods in northern Michigan.
Testimony on Wednesday included the first police interviews Cochran gave police back in 2014 when Regan first disappeared. Her answers to police questions made them think she could have been the last person to see Regan alive, so she naturally became a person of interest in the case. However, police say subsequent investigation made it clear that Cochran was not answering the questions truthfully.
During later police interrogation sessions, the cops say Cochran changed her story and admitted involvement in Regan’s death by luring him to her home so her then-husband could kill him.
Nearly 16 months after Regan’s death, police in Indiana accused Cochran of killing her then-husband (the man police say shot Regan), and of attempting to cover up the death as though it was a heroin overdose. She faces separate charges in Indiana related to that death and while in jail she has reportedly claimed responsibility for additional deaths, though police have been unable to verify any additional claims at this time.
The trial in Michigan is expected to last up to three weeks. The prosecution will continue calling witnesses on Thursday.
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