Generro Sanchez

 

In December 2012, 18-year-old Jerrod Murray was arrested and charged with the murder of 18-year-old Generro Sanchez, a fellow college student. In a chilling interrogation, Jerrod matter-of-factly describes the murder and when asked if he has any remorse, he says no. But would the laws in Oklahoma make it easy for Jerrod to not face responsibility for what he did?

In the episode, I speak with Generro’s mom, Jeana, who talks about what happened to her son, and what she and her family are still dealing with today.

Kelly Cochran
 

In July 2007, a man in a trench coat walked into the crowded New York New York Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and opened fire.

At his trial, his defense would argue that his intent had not been to kill, but to be killed. What would the jury think?

Kelly Cochran
 

In December 2013, 20-year-old Heather Elvis mysteriously vanished in the middle of the night and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. I covered Heather’s disappearance and the first trial of one of the suspects in Episode 45. This episode covers the trial of the second suspect.

Kelly Cochran
 

On February 18, 2002, 23-year-old Marine Sergeant Todd Sommer collapsed at the home he shared with his wife, Cynthia. An autopsy concluded that Todd had died from a heart attack, but years later, Cynthia was arrested and charged with murder.

Kelly Cochran
 

On October 28, 2009, there was a fatal encounter between 57-year-old Mark Stover and 42-year-old Michiel Oakes. Prosecutors say Michiel committed premeditated murder, but Michiel says it was something else. Who will the jury believe?

Kelly Cochran
 

On August 20, 2008, a tragedy occurred at the football practice at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Kentucky. A 15-year-old boy lost his life and a 37-year-old coach would soon face charges in his death.

Kelly Cochran
 

In January 2015, a call of an unconscious female came into the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office in Palo Alto, California. Deputies responded to a fraternity house on the Stanford campus and found an unresponsive woman who had been sexually assaulted, lying on the ground outside, behind a dumpster. The suspect was a freshman at Stanford, and the trial and sentencing that followed would make national news.

Kelly Cochran
 

In 1998, a newborn baby was abducted from the University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The mystery would go unsolved for 18 years, until a teenager in South Carolina made a shocking discovery.

Kelly Cochran
 

In Episode 34, I covered the case of Kelly Cochran, who was accused of murdering her former lover, Christopher Regan. At her trial, Kelly maintained her innocence and instead placed the blame for Christopher’s death on her husband, Jason Cochran, who had mysteriously passed away before the case went to trial. In addition to Christopher’s death, Kelly was charged with Jason’s murder too.

In this Case Update, I pick up where I left off in Episode 34 – after Kelly went on trial for Christopher’s murder. I spoke with MJ Dulmage, an author who has close ties to the case, about Kelly’s recent plea deal and sentencing for the death of her husband, Jason Cochran. For more info on MJ’s book, please visit http://www.facebook.com/coldfromtheinside.

The Coleman Family

 

In May 2009, a tragedy hit the small St. Louis suburb of Columbia, Illinois. A loving mother and her two young sons were found dead in their beds. But who would do such a thing, and why?

REMINDER: I will be on maternity leave for the next 8 weeks. The next episode will be released on August 20, 2018. Thank you for your patience! 

CORRECTION: In the episode, I refer to a woman “who was having an affair with” a married male. I should have instead said that she was “the woman with whom he was having an affair.”

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