Iowa mom, 21, gets life for death of son found in maggot-infested swing with extreme diaper rash

Mail Online | 8/30/2017 | Lauren Fruen For;Associated Press
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An Iowa mom has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after her baby son's lifeless body was found in a maggot-infested swing.

Cheyanne Harris, 22, showed no emotion as she was sentenced on Tuesday in New Hampton to the state-mandated penalty, and her request for a new trial was denied.

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It took Plymouth County jurors around four hours to find Harris guilty of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death on February 6.

No family members were present to see Harris, wearing jail stripes and an orange jacket, sentenced on Tuesday.

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Sterling Koehn was lifeless and bleeding from the mouth when he was found rotting in his swing in a sweltering bedroom on August 30 2017, in an apartment in Alta Vista, Chickasaw County.

An autopsy shows he died of malnutrition, dehydration and an E. coli infection.

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The baby's father, Zachary Koehn, also has been sentenced to life in prison.


Drug - User - Harris - Medics - Baby

Drug user Harris - who pleaded not guilty - was arrested after medics found the baby. She had caused a break in her trial last month when she cried after seeing pictures of her lifeless newborn.

The images appeared to show him bleeding from the mouth wearing camouflage pants and a shirt with a cartoon cow above the words 'let's play'.


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