The Greyhound

Baby discovered dead in swing

The Inquisitr

Aryana Powell, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A new case has become public that reinforces that not everyone should be a parent.

A young Iowa couple has been charged with the death of their four-month-old son after his maggot-covered body was found in their home, sitting in a baby swing, this past August. According to BuzzFeed News, 20-year-old Cheyanne Harris and 28-year-old Zachary Koehn were arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, as well as child endangerment causing death.

A criminal complaint given to BuzzFeed stated that the “facts of this case go far beyond neglect and show circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life.”

On the afternoon of Aug. 30, Koehn called an ambulance to the family home and told a 911 dispatcher that his girlfriend Cheyanne fed their son, Sterling, at 9 a.m. Koehn then said that when he came back to check on Sterling, sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m., the baby had died.

“I definitely do not believe what they said because a baby would not die from starvation in a couple hours if they supposedly fed him that day. The police said the baby had maggots in his whole body/diaper and was starving for more than the hours that they said,” said one mother, Mrs. Layza Aviles.

Cops who arrived at the scene found the infant dead in a powered swing.

After an autopsy, authorities learned the four-month-old was severely undernourished and weighed less than 7 pounds. Even worse, his body had rotted and was said to have maggots in “various stages of development” on both his skin and in his clothes had not been changed and he had not been removed from the swing set for over a week.

This case proves that people should consider the responsibilities of parenthood before pursuing it. Parents should think about their lifestyle before having any children because even if they supposedly never meant to hurt their child they still did it because of their drug usage.

“It absolutely disgusts me that anyone in their right mind who would hurt their children on purpose and be okay with it. People who do this are not human beings, they’re monsters and children who are involved in this is very sad because they can’t defend themselves,” said Mrs. Aviles.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    The irony of scientific research on beagles

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Teenager with terminal cancer marries his high school sweetheart

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Naugatuck woman triumphs over painful disease

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries passes away

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Disney’s Aladdin remake shows that whitewashing is a prevalent part of the American film industry

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Cyntoia Brown earns the support of Hollywood

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Carter Fowler is still smiling

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Twelve year old succumbs to bullying

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    Bronx, a K-9, retires

  • Baby discovered dead in swing

    News

    21 year old is the first supermodel with Down Syndrome

The student news site of Naugatuck High School
Baby discovered dead in swing