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Natalie Connor’s Facebook Lament: Cochrane Family Killer Misses Her Murdering Mum And Dad

by | 21st, November 2011

IN 2006, Natalie Connor, 18, was jailed for 11 years for manslaughter. Obsessed with 16-year-old Lucy Cochrane, targeted because of her ginger hair and learning difficulties, the killer persuaded her parents to attack the Cochrane family. Michael Connor, 40, poured petrol through the letter box of the Cochrane family’s semi-detached home in Brooklands, Manchester. He lit it. The fire took the life of killed Lucy’s father Alex, 54, and mother Maureen, 45. (All ages at the time of the murders.)

Michael Connor and his wife Jane, 40, were jailed for life.

In court, a counsellor read aloud:

“Lucy cries while alone in bed . . . and desperately misses the physical closeness she had with her mother and still misses the cuddling you associate with a younger child.”

Natalie Connor lied. She began her vendetta while the pair were pupils at Newall Green High School. Natalie accused Lucy of being a bully. The police reacted and actually arrested Lucy.

Five days before the fatal attack, the family reported that some kind of filmy liquid had been poured through their letterbox. The matter was reported to Greater Manchester Police but the liquid was not tested.

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