Iowa Man gets life in prison for death of infant son


NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — A northeast Iowa man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the death of his 4-month-old son.

WHO Channel 13 reports Zachary Koehn was sentenced to life in prison in a Chickasaw County court on Tuesday. He was convicted of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death last month.

In August of last year, police discovered the body of Koehn’s 4-month-old son in a baby swing. Prosecutors say at the time of his death, the baby had been in the same diaper for nine to 14 days.

At the same time, Koehn and the boy's mother, Cheyanne Harris, continued to care for their 2-year-old daughter in the same apartment.

Cheyanne Harris, the infant’s mother, is also charged with the murder. Her trial date is pending.


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