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Second trial date set in death of Chickasaw County baby

Cheyanne Harris

Parents will be tried separately for murder.

Posted: Nov 19, 2017 11:11 AM

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – The couple accused of leaving their infant son alone until he died will have separate trials.

20-year-old Cheyanne Harris and 28-year-old Zachary Koehn are both charged with 1st degree murder in the death of their four-month-old son Sterling. Authorities say the baby was found dead in his infant swing on August 30 in an Alta Vista apartment and that a study of maggots on the body indicated Sterling hadn’t had a bath, diaper change, or been removed from the swing in over a week.


Zachary Koehn

Harris is set to stand trial in Chickasaw County District Court on January 31, 2018. Koehn’s trial is scheduled for January 3, 2018.

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