Career Criminal Charged in Murder of Young TX Woman on Her Way to Church
Dallas, Texas police announced on Saturday the arrest of thirty-four-year-old Antonio Cochran, a man with an extensive criminal record, in the murder of eighteen-year-old Zoe Hastings two weeks ago Sunday after she was abducted while on her way to church.
Police have not yet released details of Hastings’ murder, but in their initial statement issued October 13 on Hasting’s murder said she died from an “obvious homicidal violence.”
Hastings was reported missing by her family the night of October 11. Earlier that day she had left the family home around 4:40 p.m. in a minivan headed for 5 p.m. church class at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on East Lake Highland Drive. She stopped on the way to drop off a Redbox video at a Walgreens, according to police. Witnesses saw Hastings at her vehicle talking to a Black man. One witness said the Black man got in the minivan through the driver’s door with Hastings moving over to the passenger seat.