FIGHTING FOR JUTICE
MY TWENTY-FOUR YEAR OLD SON, MIKE
Maine State Police Det. Kenneth MacMaster says
"TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE"
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD reported
on December 3, 2017 that "Kenneth MacMaster, a former Maine State Police detective who wasn’t
assigned to the Cochran investigation but knew the victim and many of
the people involved, agreed with the victim’s mother that the case was
mishandled. In an interview last month, he called the case a “travesty
of justice,” and said the details were etched into his memory.
offered to share those details, though, he stopped returning a
reporter’s calls and emails." Mr. MacMaster, I am now nearly 88
years old and have suffered my son's murder for nearly 43 years,
half of my life. Please tell me what you know about what happened the night Mike
was murdered that is etched in your memory. Please tell me! Tell
me why the State of Maine would not investigate Mike's savage
murder. What did they do wrong the night Mike's life was
taken? I beg of you please tell me!
A Sept. 5, 2006 letter from State of Maine
Deputy Attorney General William
Stokes informing me that "there remains tremendous difficulties with prosecuting this
case particularly in view of the fact that the
"homicide scene" was not
treated as such until a significant period of time after your son’s death,
potentially jeopardizing important evidence in the meantime."
I have evidence that disputes Stokes information.
State of Maine Cover-up of Mike Cochran Murder
JUST A DOG IN MAINE
FBI Investigates Maine State Police
One Mother's Fight for Justice
REVIEW OF MY BOOK
COLD CASE FOUNDATION UNCOVERED INVESTIGATES MIKE'S MURDER
AND CAVES TO THE COVER-UP
I contacted a
Cold Case Organization
in June of 2022 trying to find justice
for my son. Their website was so impressive with many
teams. They accepted Mike's case and I worked for months with
Cathie Vallas-McKinzie who was
Victum/ Advocate/Executive Assistant
at that time. Last November
she said they wanted to
know the results of their investigation and set up a
zoom meeting. This was
after they had contacted
Law Enforcement in Maine During the
Arson Investigator denigrated me and my years of
work on my son's murder. He said that Mike wasn't
murdered that it was an accident. The same as I was told when Mike
was found in 6 day old fire rubble in 1981. The
Deputy Executive Director told me to find something else to do
my life. I was completely devastated and it has
taken a full year for me to start working on my son's
brutal murder again. Their
website still has Mike's murder
as an unsolved murder as well as the Maine State Police
homicides. Gerald Coleman, a great Maine State
Police detective, was assigned
Mike's case in 2002, 21 years after his murder. He
Cormier and told me Cormier was guilty of Mike's murder.
But Cold Case Foundation Arson Investigator
Bryan Crumb told me that
fire investigators (32 year
Chief Norman Herrin and forty three year veteran Fire
Inspector Wilbur Ricker ) didn't do a good
investigating the fire. Crumb denigrates these two Maine
experts that were at the arson/murder scene and makes himself the expert
while saying it was just an accident. And to top it all off Cold Case
Foundation Deputy Executive Director Dean Jackson tells me to find something
else to do with my life.
Recent communication from Maine Attorney General's Victim Advocate. I put
this here to show that this also contradicts Cold Case Foundation's
finding that Mike's death was an accident and that I need to do something different
with my life.
Date: February 6, 2024 at 2:10:45 PM EST
I am reaching out to you this
afternoon as I have been assigned as the victim advocate to the
unsolved homicide cases in our office....
I’d like to introduce myself and offer to set up a time to talk
by phone, if you’d like.... I would like to share my hopes and
intentions as well as learn more about Michael. If you
would like to set up a time to talk further, please let me know
what days and times work best for you. If you prefer to email,
that works as well. I look forward to hearing from you.
by Leola Cochran. All
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