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Man convicted of killing Indiana mom, three young kids sentenced to life without parole

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Posted at 4:45 PM, Aug 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 18:58:07-04

FORT WAYNE — A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to four life sentences without the possibility of parole after he was found guilty of murdering a mom and her three young children.

Cohen Hancz-Barron was convicted in May of killing 26-year-old Sarah Zent, 5-year-old Carter Zent, 3-year-old Ashton Zent and 2-year-old Aubree Zent in June 2021.

A coroner found that all four had died of stab wounds.

The jury, at the request of prosecutors, had recommended a sentence of life without parole.

“I can recall no circumstance this court has witnessed that was as horrific as this crime,” Allen County Superior Court Judge Fran Gull said.

Barron did not attend the sentencing hearing. A motive remains unclear.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.