Man sentenced to life without parole in Zent family killings plans to appeal

Cohen Hancz-Barron
Cohen Hancz-Barron(WPTA)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says the man who was ordered to spend life in prison for murdering a woman and her three children last year plans to appeal his sentence.

Officials with the attorney’s office said on Tuesday that Cohen Hancz-Barron has indicated that he wishes to appeal his sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

On Friday, Judge Fran Gull ordered him to serve four life sentences after he was found guilty of four counts of murder after he killed 26-year-old Sarah Zent, 5-year-old Carter Zent, 3-year-old Ashton Zent, and 2-year-old Aubree Zent. The crime happened on June 2, 2021, in the 2900 block of Gay Street.

A formal appeal must still be filed before a judge considers the request.

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