"THE MURDERED CANNOT CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE IT IS A DUTY OF THE LIVING TO DO SO FOR THEM"
A quote by Lois McMaster Bujold
 
   
Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are the rights listed in the Declaration of Independence for each of us; except if you are murdered you no longer have any rights. Someone took those rights and now their rights are protected. My son Mike cannot cry out for Justice. But I, as his mother, working on his behalf have cried out to the State of Maine for more than thirty-eight-years for justice for my son, but my cries have fallen on deaf ears. My belief is that the people who took Mike's life and his rights have been protected by the State of Maine for more than thirty-eight-years. I am now 82 years old and I realize that the only justice there will ever be for my son Mike is for me to tell about my struggle to find justice for him and the insensitive way I was used by Maine's law officials.  
 
December 28, 1986,  John Lovell,  a reporter with the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland, Maine did a lengthy article on my struggle to find out what had happened to my son, Mike, five-years previous at that time.  
 
 
December 3, 2017, thirty-one-years later, Eric Russell, a reporter with Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram did another lengthy article on my nearly thirty-seven-year struggle for justice for my son, Mike.  He wrote "Leola Cochran, shown in November [2017] in her Batesville, Indiana, home, believes she knows who killed her son and is still investigating Micheal's murder. Photo by AJ Mast  
   
   
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38 YEARS LATER, TWO MEN INVOLVED IN MIKE'S MURDER ARE STILL WALKING FREE