Trial of suspect in killings of mother, 3 children delayed until May
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - An Allen County judge on Tuesday granted a motion to delay the trial of the man accused of killing a woman and her three young children.
Judge Fran Gull re-set that trial for May 17, 2022, with a pre-trial conference in February. Cohen Hancz-Barron had been scheduled to defend himself in January. The decision followed a Tuesday hearing at the Allen County Courthouse.
Prosecutors allege Hancz-Barron stabbed to death Sarah Nicole Zent, 26; her sons, Carter Matthew Zent, 5, and Ashton Duwayne Zent, 3; and daughter, Aubree Christine Zent, 2, last June. Their bodies were found in a Fort Wayne home, and Hancz-Barron was located hours later in Lafayette, Ind. An autopsy determined that Sarah Zent was also strangled.
The prosecution is seeking a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the case.
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