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By Tim Leeds 

Man facing murder charges after fight in Hill County jail


November 20, 2019

Jesse Valdez

An inmate of the Hill County Detention Center was being held this morning to face charges he murdered another inmate, Gordon Cochran.

Jesse Shane Valdez, 24, was being held on $500,000 bond on an accusation of deliberate homicide.

Valdez was being held in the detention center on $20,000 bond after he was arrested Nov. 13, on charges of burglary, criminal mischief vandalism and trespassing.

The alleged victim, Gordon Cochran of Chinook, 54, was arrested in Havre Saturday on two charges of disorderly conduct and one of resisting arrest.

According to a court document, Sunday at about 6:38...

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