Suspect in Death of Paragould Woman to be Arraigned Today

MAY 16, 2005 - Posted at 7:44 a.m. CDT

PARAGOULD, AR - Authorities in Greene County say an arraignment is set for this afternoon for a man accused in the slaying of a Paragould woman whose body was found in a house fire.

Lisa Cochran, 36, was found slain inside a home that burned Friday night.  Her throat had been slashed.  Police have not named the suspect, but said the 28-year-old man is to be arraigned this afternoon.

Officials say Cochran was disabled and was killed by an intruder who then set the house on fire.

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