Woman sentenced to 65 years for killing husband by injecting him with heroin and smothering him with a pillow

The upcoming documentary Dead North delves into the life of Kelly Cochran who is suspected of killing nine people across the Midwest

                            Woman sentenced to 65 years for killing husband by injecting him with heroin and smothering him with a pillow
Kelly M. Cochran (Source: Police Department)

A woman in Indiana was sentenced to 65 years behind bars last month after she admitted to the murder of her husband.

Kelly M Cochran, 34, injected her husband Jason with a lethal dose of heroin, a Class A drug, and then smothered him with a pillow.

Cochran is also believed to be responsible for nine other deaths. She is suspected of murdering her former lover and serving his remains to a slew of unsuspecting neighbors at a barbecue.

According to the Indy Star, the suspected serial killer is already serving a life sentence for the murder and dismemberment of her former lover, Chris Regan, who disappeared in 2014.  

Airing on May 28 and 29 on Investigation Discovery, a documentary called Dead North recounts the other possible slaying that the woman may have been involved in.

Cochran's family has told detectives that she is possibly responsible for murdering nine other people and burying their bodies across the Midwest.

Family and friends also told the authorities the spine-tingling story of how she dismembered Regan and allegedly served his remains to her neighbors at a barbecue.

Laura Frizzo, the Iron River Police Chief, was the one who investigated Regan's disappearance in 2014. Documents from the court stated that she met Cochran and her husband, who was alive then, during a probe into the missing person's case. 

The detective found out that Cochran was having an affair with Regan before his disappearance but could find no solid proof at the time and the case was closed. That was until February 2016 when Jason Cochran was found dead after a suspected overdose.

It was revealed later on that he had actually been injected with heroin by his wife and that she smothered him.

When Cochran was finally arrested, she told the police that she and her husband had baited Regan into going inside their home where they shot and dismembered him. They then dumped his remains in the woods nearby, she said.

The killer admitted that she and her husband had made a "pact" to "kill off anyone involved in their extramarital affairs." Court documents then stated that she got mad at her husband for murdering Regan and then killed him as well.

In May 2017, she was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Regan and she was given an additional 65 years on April 18 this year for the murder of her husband.  

The makers of the documentary, Investigation Discovery, said in a statement that Cochran's brother had told investigators that he believed his sister was a serial killer. The neighbors also told the authorities that they suspect human remains were served to them at the barbecue that they attended.

The press release from the police said, "The toll of this case on Frizzo’s career (is) significant. Despite disagreements with the Iron River City Manager regarding her "bullheaded" investigation style, Frizzo remains adamant that the case isn’t closed."

"The City Manager relieves Frizzo of her duties just as Kelly admits to having other 'friends' buried in Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Minnesota. However, the identities and specific locations of these bodies remain a mystery to this day."

Dead North will air on Investigation Discovery on May 28 and 29.