Crime: Cochran of Columbia, Missouri was convicted of the rape & slaying of Mary Lou Jenkins, a former Stephens College student. Jenkins was strangled with a lamp cord on February 5th, 1946 at her home in Columbia.
Execution Date: September 26th, 1947
Noted Details: Cochran was arrested after he killed his wife with a shotgun. He admitted his crime.
Last Meal: Cochran ordered T-bone steak, french fries, scalloped corn, cream gravy, bread, butter, cake and coffee and then decided not to eat his meal