Mother whose baby was found dead in swing with maggot-filled diaper gets life sentence

An Iowa mother will spend the rest of her life behind bars after her baby was found dead in a swing, sitting in a maggot-infested diaper.

Cheyanne Harris was sentenced Tuesday after a jury found her guilty earlier this month of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death, The Associated Press reported.

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She was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole after her new trial request was denied. The sentence was state-mandated, the AP reported.

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Harris' 4-month-old son was found in a baby swing on Aug. 30, 2017. The baby's diaper was filled with maggots and the swing was found in a hot bedroom, the AP reported.

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The baby’s official cause of death was malnutrition, dehydration and an E.coli infection.

Zachary Koehn, the baby's father, was sentenced to life in prison late last year.