Trial delayed again for dad in death of baby found in swing

Zachary Koehn and Cheyanne Harris are accused of murder in connection with the death of their son, Sterling Koehn.
Zachary Koehn and Cheyanne Harris are accused of murder in connection with the death of their son, Sterling Koehn.

A trial has been delayed again for a northeast Iowa man whose dead 4-month-old son was found in an infant swing. The new date is June 11.

Posted: Mar 21, 2018 8:16 AM
Updated: Mar 21, 2018 8:22 AM

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been delayed again for a northeast Iowa man whose dead 4-month-old son was found in an infant swing, his body infested with maggots.

The delay in the trial of Zachary Koehn was granted Tuesday. Lawyers for both sides wanted more time to prepare. The trial in New Hampton had been scheduled to begin March 28 after being delayed from a Jan. 3 start. The new date is June 11.


Zachary Koehn and Cheyanne Harris are accused of murder in connection with the death of their son, Sterling Koehn.

Koehn and the baby's mother, Cheyanne Harris, have pleaded not guilty to murder and related charges in the death of their son, Sterling Koehn. Her trial starting date also is June 11. They're having separate trials.

Authorities say deputies and medics called to the couple's Alta Vista apartment on Aug. 30 found Sterling dead in the swing.

RELATED:
Jan. 29, 2018: Trial delayed for mother accused of first-degree murder
Jan. 3, 2018: Trial delayed for Iowa dad in death of maggot-infested baby
Nov. 19, 2017: Second trial date set in death of Chickasaw County baby
Nov. 14, 2017: Trial date set for man accused of murdering son
Nov. 9, 2017: Parents accused of murdering baby plead not guilty
Oct. 26, 2017: Court documents: 'Failure to provide critical care' reason for Chickasaw Co. baby death

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