Woman killed; husband arrested

Mar 27, 2008 Full story: SanLuisObispo.com

A 64-year-old Atascadero man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife.

Atascadero police and the county District Attorney's Office investigated the man's home Sunday afternoon after the suspect, Kenneth Leroy Cockrell Jr., went to the Police Department and reported that his wife, Margaret 'Peggy' Cockrell, 66, was dead at their residence.

Officers then went to the house on the 9000 block of La Linia Avenue about 4 p. m., according to Atascadero police.

No other information about what he told police or his arrest was available Sunday night. Read more

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Selma, CA

#1 Mar 29, 2008
he even looks nuts, what a deal,
thou shall not kill. so why will he really te ll the truth about it ,don't think so
he just got tire d of his wife so he could have just left''

United States

#2 Apr 9, 2008
on name wrote:
he even looks nuts, what a deal,
thou shall not kill. so why will he really te ll the truth about it ,don't think so
he just got tire d of his wife so he could have just left''

you do not know the man that committed this crime so who are you to judge just by his looks. He looks like a man who's wife is killed........yes it may have been at his own hands..........but maybe it was not him in his mind that did it. No one knows what really went on in that house other than god and that man. no one knows what was going on in his head..........he could have been fighting with mental problems for a while but no one would know since him and his wife were VERY private people not even their own children new everything as they thought they did!
even sadder

United States

#3 May 6, 2008
Sounds like you know of these people...and you are right, we do not know the whole story. looks mean nothing...that is a matter of opinion...remember, judge less you be judged. this man has a family...

Atascadero, CA

#4 Aug 7, 2008
He knew what he was doing when he beat her to death with his hammer.

Nashville, TN

#5 Dec 9, 2009
Very predictable!! The children he abused so severely in 1975 became very self destructive and abusive to girlfriends, boyfriends etc. This evil cycle continued until someone ended up dead! This monster is sitting exactly where he belongs right now!! It is ashame that his children had to suffer at his hands and continue his mayhem. God bless all of the victims in this mess!!!!

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