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Life without parole sought for man charged with killing 4 in Indiana

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 15:25:54-04

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Prosecutors are seeking life without parole for a man charged with the killing of a woman and her three children in Indiana.

Twenty-one-year-old Cohen Bennett Hancz-Barron of Fort Wayne appeared Friday in Allen Superior Court as prosecutors requested the life sentence.

He faces four counts of murder.

The bodies of 26-year-old Sarah Nicole Zent; her sons, 5-year-old Carter and 3-year-old Ashton; and 2-year-old daughter Aubree were found June 2 in a Fort Wayne home.

The coroner has said all four died of stab wounds, and the mother also was strangled.

Hancz-Barron was arrested hours later at an apartment complex in Lafayette.