Skip to main content

Couple arrested and charged in death of their 4-month-old son found rotting in a swing

An Iowa couple, Cheyanne Harris, 20, and Zachary Koehn, 28, has been charged with the murder of their 4-month-old infant son, whose decaying body was found in a baby swing inside their home.

The couple called an ambulance to their Alta Vista apartment on Aug. 30 to report that their 4-month old son, Sterling Koehn, had died "just a few hours" after Harris had fed him.

However, when paramedics got to the home, they found the baby in a powered swing seat in a bedroom separate from where the couple and their other child slept.

They found maggots on the child’s skin and inside his diaper.

After forensic tests were carried out, a Forensic entomologist found that the baby's diaper had not been changed in over a week. They also found that the baby had not been bathed or removed from the seat in over a week."

An autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office also found that the emaciated infant measured well below the fifth percentile in size and weight for his age.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Deputy Reed Palo wrote in a complaint filed against the couple:

    "The facts of this case go far beyond neglect and show circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life,"

Both Harris and Koehn face charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death.

Both of them will be arraigned on Nov. 2.



Source: WHO

Comments

TRENDING

Must Read : Radio & TV Host Anita Erskine Pens Down A Letter To Rashida Black Beauty

We woke up to this masterpiece online, a LETTER of Starr FM’s award-winning media queen and Women’s advocate, Anita Erskine has written a letter to Rashida Black Beauty .. Just like a carousel, the maiden is still in her spinning stage and like mother eagle, Anita sees the future that Rashida someday can become a fabric of a building, thus, she wants her to, “…come and let’s talk – one on one.”

Serena Williams explains why she chose to marry a White man

A lot of Black people have criticized tennis champion Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams for marrying and dating White men, instead of sticking with Black brothers. The mother-of-one has now explained her reason for marrying Alexis Ohanian.

Akufo-Addo's presidential kiss with wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered the 2019 State of the Nation Address on Thursday, February 21 in Parliament.

Photos and Videos from Kennedy Osei and Tracy’s royal wedding

It was all glitz, glamour and fancy cars at Trassaco Estate as the General Manager of Despite Media and son of Ghanaian business mogul, Osei Kwame Despite, Kennedy Osei traditionally marries his girlfriend Tracy.

2017 WomanRising 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women Announced

WomanRising, a flagship network of The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) has announced its annual list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Ghana (100 MIWG) for 2017.