You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

The Latest: Utah woman speaks about London attack

Associated Press logo Associated Press 25/06/2017
Melissa Cochran, who was injured in the March 22 London terror attack, and whose husband Kurt Cohran was killed, attends a memorial concert Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. The life of the Utah man who was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) © The Associated Press Melissa Cochran, who was injured in the March 22 London terror attack, and whose husband Kurt Cohran was killed, attends a memorial concert Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. The life of the Utah man who was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Latest on a concert held in honor of a Utah man killed in a high-profile London attack (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

A Utah woman injured in a high-profile London attack on Westminster Bridge says she was looking at her camera and didn't see the sport utility vehicle coming before it plowed into a crowd of pedestrians, killing her husband.

Melissa Cochran said Saturday she and her husband Kurt Cochran had been grabbing each other's hands, kissing and saying how much fun they were having just before the March 22 attack.

Cochran says she's sometimes angry at the attacker who killed her husband, but she doesn't hate him and wants to instead spread a message of love.

She spoke at a concert honoring her husband, who helped developed young local musicians at a recording studio in his home.

___

2:45 p.m.

A London police officer who rushed to help a Utah woman after she was injured in a high-profile Westminster Bridge attack that killed her husband says he traveled to Utah for a concert to honor the slain man's life.

Keith Malda said Saturday that he was a first responder and saw 46-year-old Melissa Cochran injured and silent after a man plowed an SUV into a crowd of pedestrians on the bridge. He says helped give her first aid and stayed in touch as she's recovered.

Malda says he has been inspired by her focus on love rather than hate after the attack that was claimed by the Islamic State. He says the concert is the ideal way to honor her husband, 54-year-old Kurt Cochran, who helped young musicians develop their talents at his home recording studio.

___

12:45 p.m.

Utah musicians are playing a concert to honor the life of Kurt Cochran, a local man killed while visiting London in a high-profile attack on Westminster Bridge.

His wife, Melissa Cochran, suffered a broken leg in the March 22 attack and arrived at Saturday's event using crutches to help her walk.

Brother-in-law Clint Payne says Kurt Cochran loved local music, and the acts playing at a park north of Salt Lake City worked with him at the couple's basement recording studio.

Kurt Cochran was thrown from Westminster Bridge when he and his wife were struck by a sport utility vehicle that plowed into a group of pedestrians.

The West Bountiful couple was on the last day of a European trip celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

__

6 a.m.

The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio before he was killed in a high-profile attack London attack will be celebrated with the local music he loved.

Organizers say the concert Saturday in a park in Bountiful, north of Salt Lake City, is being planned in lieu of a traditional funeral for 54-year-old Kurt W. Cochran.

His brother-in-law Clint Payne says members of Cochran's family, including his son, are among the musicians slated to play at the show.

Cochran was thrown from Westminster Bridge when he and his wife were struck by a sport utility vehicle that plowed into a group of pedestrians March 22. The attack that killed four people happened the last day of a European trip celebrating the West Bountiful couple's 25th wedding anniversary.

His wife, Melissa Cochran, suffered a broken leg.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon