“He lured young men, many of them who were vulnerable and struggling with addiction, to his sex dungeon with the promise of drugs,” a judge said as he sentenced the defendant to six years and eight months.
Zach Kennedy was one of the younger, drug-addicted men Scott Leo preyed on by offering meth and GHB so he could use them for sex “down in the dungeon that he created,” the prosecutor said.
After burying an overdose victim in his yard, Scott Leo continued to invite other men over for sex, meth and GHB, prosecutors said as a long-awaited trial began today.
“The fact that the defendant didn’t call 911 when Mr. Kennedy lost consciousness—and subsequently defiled his body—shocked the conscience, but my role is to apply the law, not to be an arbiter of morality,” a judge said.
Zach Kennedy’s body was found mutilated and buried in a Long Beach yard, but a judge today ruled he was not murdered.
A Long Beach resident accused of leaving a 31-year-old man to die in a bathtub and then burying the body has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the deceased man’s family, according to their attorney.
Zach Kennedy was found buried in the yard of a Long Beach home months after he vanished. This week, Kennedy’s father saw the accused killer for the first time.