According to WANE-TV, Cohen Hancz-Barron was convicted of four counts of murder for the deaths of Sarah Zent, 26, Carter Zent, 5, Ashton Zent, 3, and Aubree Zent, 2. On Thursday, May 19, the jury sided with the prosecutors and agreed to the enhancement of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Hancz-Barron reportedly stabbed all four victims to death and strangled Sarah.
WANE reports the pathologist testified during the trial that the three children were stabbed on the sides of their necks and then in their sides close to their livers. The knife Hancz-Barron used was reportedly 2 to 3 inches long and contained both a dull side and sharp side.
In August, the Allen County prosecutor filed for the possibility of four life sentences without parole rather than the death penalty because Zent’s family wanted Hancz-Barron to "experience the entire prison life," according to WPTA-TV.