Life without parole sought for man charged with killing 4


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP): Prosecutors are seeking life without parole for a man charged in the killing of a woman and her three children.

Cohen Bennett Hancz-Barron, 21, of Fort Wayne, who faces four counts of murder, appeared Friday in Allen Superior Court as prosecutors requested the sentence.

The bodies of Sarah Nicole Zent, 26; her sons, Carter Matthew Zent, 5; Ashton Duwayne Zent, 3; and daughter, Aubree Christine Zent, 2, were found on June 2 in a Fort Wayne home. All four died of stab wounds, and the mother also had been strangled, the Allen County coroner said.

Hancz-Barron was arrested hours later at an apartment complex in Lafayette, more than 100 miles from where the bodies were found.

Melanie Zent, Sarah Zent’s mother, said she wants Hancz-Barron to be held with the general prison population “so he feels the fear every day because my babies died afraid.”

“I need for him to fear for his life every day until he leaves this earth,” she said.

Public defender William Lebrato is listed in court records as Hancz-Barron’s attorney.


  1. If he does not fear the taking of life, then rest assured, ..he will, eventually.
    (sadly, in like 40-50 years.)

    I don’t want to get in a discussion about Capital Punishment…
    But, if someone has such a profound disregard for human life, that they carry it into action.
    Then, i don’t see the need to allow them to remain a threat.
    No, i don’t want to dispose of them, either!

    I say move them all up to the front of the class!
    Heck, when i was little, I used to send mice to college!

    Why can’t we send Mr. Cohen to the same college?
    From a societal outlook, i think we’d at least benefit from his results.

    And, When he’s done there (and looks like a cute little mouse with this cap!) I have a list of 250+ companies that should be doing tes.. errrr “product placement”… on humans, rather than animals.


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