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"Far Beyond Neglect:" Parents Charged With Murder; Infant Found Infested With Maggots

Chickasaw County authorities have charged the parents of a baby found dead in an infant swing earlier this year with first-degree murder.

Zachary Koehn made the 911 call to the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office and requested an ambulance be sent to his residence for his son.

An ambulance was called to the couple's Alta Vista apartment on August 30 after Koehn told authorities his son Sterling Koehn had died, just a few hours after he said Harris fed the child, according to a criminal complaint filed on Tuesday.

He reportedly told police that Harris had fed the baby around 9 a.m. and everything was OK until he checked on him again about two hours later and found the baby was dead.

An Iowa couple have been charged with murder in the death of their four-month-old son, whose rotting corpse was found in a baby swing in the family's home. A medical examiner found the boy's body covered in maggots, and said the body wasn't moved for more than a week.

Authorites sought and were granted arrest warrants, and they were issued on Wednesday.

The death has been classified as a homicide with the cause of death ruled as failure to provide critical care.

Online court records show both Koehn and Harris are due in court for a preliminary hearing November 2.

Court records indicate the child weighed less than 7 pounds, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports.

"The facts of this case go far beyond neglect and show circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life", reported the ME's office. Iowa's penalty for a first-degree murder conviction is mandatory life in prison, the paper said.



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