Jury convicts Iowa woman in death of infant found in swing

    Cheyanne Harris was found guilty of First Degree Murder

    LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have found an Iowa woman guilty in the death of her infant son, whose lifeless body was found in a baby swing.

    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 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 at an 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.

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