Zachary Bench sentenced to life for second-degree murder - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Zachary Bench sentenced to life for second-degree murder

Zachary Bench (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office) Zachary Bench (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Zachary Bench was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder on Friday, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office.

Bench was found guilty of the 2015 murder of Jody Barlow in March.

Second-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence in Louisiana.

Bench was also sentenced to 40 years in prison for obstruction of justice, to be served consecutively to the life sentence, said Dugas.

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