Murder Suspect Arraigned in Iron County

 (Courtesy: Graves County Jail)
(Courtesy: Graves County Jail) (WLUC)
Published: May. 16, 2016 at 7:41 PM EDT
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The woman charged in the case of the disappearance of Christopher Karl Regan has been formally charged with homicide.

Kelly Cochran arrived at the Iron County Jail late in the afternoon on Monday, May 16, 2016.

She was arraigned in District Court in front of Judge C. Joseph Schwedler and plead not guilty to the charges authorized by Iron County Prosecutor Melissa Powell.

Cochran is charged with; Homicide – Open Murder for the death of Christopher Karl Regan, Home Invasion – 2nd Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Dead Bodies – Disinterment & Mutilation, Concealing the Death of an Individual, Lying to a Peace Officer and Accessory after the fact to a Felony.

Cochran declined an attorney, advising that she wished to represent herself ‘with assistance’ from a public defender.

Cochran will remain in the Iron County Jail on a $5 million-dollar cash bond. Cochran will have a Probable Cause conference in this matter on May 31, 2016, at 8:30am.

The Preliminary Examination is scheduled for June 6, 2016, at 11 a.m.

At the Arraignment, Prosecutor Melissa Powell filed a Motion regarding competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility, which the Court also set for a hearing on May 31, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.