Details emerge in Regan murder
By Jerry DeRoche
IRON RIVER—Details of the 2014 murder of Christopher Regan have emerged after the suspect in the crime was charged Aug. 12 for the 2016 murder of her husband in Lake County, Ind.
In a probable cause affidavit in the Jason Cochran case obtained by the Reporter from the Superior Court of Lake County, Kelly Marie Cochran, 34, admitted to Hobart (Ind.) Police Detective Jeremy Ogden that she lured Regan to her residence under the guise of a sexual encounter. During that encounter, Cochran said her husband Jason interrupted the episode and fired a long barrel .22 rifle into the skull of Regan, according to the court document.
According to Ogden, the revelations came during an April 29 interview while Cochran was incarcerated at the Graves County (Ky.) jail. Cochran had fled Indiana (where she moved in March 2015) on April 26 and was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Kentucky State Police in Wingo, Ky.
Cochran was extradited to Iron County in mid-May and is currently lodged in the Iron County Correctional Facility on a $5 million cash bond. She has been charged with homicide, second degree home invasion, conspiracy to commit dead bodies (disinterment and mutilation), concealing the death of an individual, lying to a police officer and accessory after the fact to a felony in the Regan case.
In the probable cause affidavit, Ogden said he engaged in at least 40 conversations with Cochran between Feb. 23 and April 26 while she was still free. Ogden said the majority of those conversations concerned Regan.
After Cochran was arrested in Kentucky,