PLYMOUTH COUNTY JURY FINDS MOTHER GUILTY IN DEATH OF BABY SON

first_imgJurors in Plymouth County have found an Alta Vista Iowa woman guilty in the death of her infant son, whose lifeless body was found in a baby swing.It took the jury about four hours Wednesday to find 21-year-old Cheyanne Harris guilty of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.The charges stem from the death of 4-month-old Sterling Koehn, whose body was found Aug. 30, 2017, in a maggot-infested diaper in the family’s apartment in Alta Vista.First responders found his body in a sweltering bedroom in a baby swing.An autopsy shows he died of malnutrition, dehydration and an E. coli infection.First-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.The baby’s father, Zachary Koehn, already has been sentenced to life in prison in the case.last_img

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