Update: Sterling Daniel Koehn murder *Father, Zachary Koehn, convicted of his murder; Faces LWOP*


Sterling Daniel Koehn

News Archive: Sterling Daniel Koehn murder
4-month-old baby “died of diaper rash,” prosecutor says
Koehn murder trial: Warning signs started as early as slain baby’s birth
GUILTY in under an hour: Jury convicts Zachary Koehn in baby death
‘He let Sterling rot’: Iowa father guilty of murder in death of his maggot-infested infant
Dad found guilty in case of dead baby left rotting in swing
Mother waives speedy trial in Alta Vista infant death

Defendants
Cheyanne Renae Harris – awaiting trial, no date set yet
Zachary Paul Koehn – convicted, faces LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: HARRIS, CHEYANNE RENAE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 20
Location: Bremer County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Bremer County Jail
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Offender ID: 21967
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 02/17/1997

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: KOEHN, ZACHARY PAUL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: Chickasaw County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Chickasaw County Jail
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Offender ID: 14570
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 10/06/1989

Parents From Hell: Cheyanne Harris and Zachary Koehn are charged with the murder of their 4-month-old son, Sterling Daniel Koehn whose rotting body was found in a baby swing, covered with maggots


Sterling Daniel Koehn

Iowa Infant Found Severely Underweight, Infested with Maggots; Parents Charged with Murder
Chickasaw Co. infant died of neglect, parents charged
Iowa infant found rotting in swing; parents charged with murder
Couple charged with murder after 4 month old found dead in swing
Parents charged in death of infant found rotting in swing
Parents charged in death of baby in Chickasaw County
Arkansas parents allegedly shook baby to death, hid maggot-covered corpse in closet
News Archive: Sterling Daniel Koehn murder

Defendants
Cheyanne Renae Harris
Zachary Paul Koehn

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: HARRIS, CHEYANNE RENAE
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 20
Location: Bremer County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Bremer County Jail
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Offender ID: 21967
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 02/17/1997

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: KOEHN, ZACHARY PAUL
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 28
Location: Chickasaw County Jail
Race: White
Contact Facility: Chickasaw County Jail
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Offender ID: 14570
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 10/06/1989

Parents Gone Wild! Jamie Basinger charged in the freezing death of her 3-year-old son Landyn Melton while she was apparently using meth


Landyn Melton

Melton, Landyn obituary
Toddler found dead on porch after wandering from NC home identified
Family IDs 3-year-old NC boy found dead on front porch of home
Mother arrested after 3-year-old boy froze to death on porch
Toddler found on porch in Burke County laid to rest
Autopsy Shows No Signs Of Trauma On 3-Year-Old Found Dead At Burke County Home
Toddler freezes to death after wandering outside home
Mother of 3-year-old found dead on front porch charged

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: BASINGER, JAMIE LYN
Age: 23 YEARS OLD
Race / Sex: WHITE / FEMALE
Arrest Date: 3/19/2015
Release Date:
Next Court Date: 5/15/2017

Charge: MANSLAUGHTER
Status: PRETRIAL
Docket#: 17CRS000672
Bond Amount: SECURED $100,000

Parents Gone Wild! Tiffany Nicole Klapheke decided not to take care of her children, killing 22-month-old Tamryn, and injuring her other 2 because her husband was deployed


Tiffany Nicole Klapheke

I believe she is using her husband’s deployment as an excuse. Yes, deployment is stressful, but the military has programs to help out spouses and children during deployment (I lived through it myself). Here is the kicker:

“Nobody took a second to ask me if there was anything they could do to help or if I needed anything and I wish they would have,” Klapheke said.

She is blaming others for not asking her if there was a problem. Many depressed people do not show real signs of it outwardly when they are around others. Also, when you have 3 children, most people will believe it is the stress from being a mother that is the problem. You sometimes need to reach out to others, no matter how hard that is. Even in deep depression (which, again, I truly understand) you are not necessarily that oblivious to the world around you. You would know if you have not fed or bathed your children. And when they are screaming because they have not eaten, that is a clue! However, she severely neglected all of her children, allowing one to die, but she does not believe she belongs in jail. And yes, she does acknowledge that her actions, or rather non-actions, caused the death of her child and the injuries to the other 2. However, saying you are sorry does not solve the situation. She needs to accept the consequences now.

Abilene mother arrested after one daughter dies, two others were injured
Mother, 21, held in death of toddler, neglect of two other children
Texas airman’s wife jailed after toddler’s death
JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW: Mother accused of neglecting 3 children, resulting in one dying, speaks

Parents Gone Wild! Angela Norman charged with the death of her 14-year-old daughter, Makayla, who weighed 28 lbs!

Charged
Angela Norman, mother, [involuntary manslaughter, endangering children]
Mollie E. Parsons, 41, nurse [involuntary manslaughter, failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, tampering]
Kathryn Williams, 42 [failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, failing to report child abuse or neglect]
Mary K. Kilby, 63 [failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, failing to report child abuse or neglect]

14 Year Old Girl Fell Through the Cracks at 28 Pounds
Ohio Mom Charged in Death of 28-Pound Teen Daughter
Four people charged with 14-year-old’s death
Ohio mom charged in death of 28-pound teen girl
Mother, nurses charged in teen’s death
Four indicted in disabled teen’s death, including mother and nurse

Parents Gone Wild! Edyan Farah locked her children in a closet so she could go to a friend’s house *2 died while she was gone for over 10 hours*


Edyan Farah

Victims
Zuhar, 5
Zakariya, 3

2 Children Found Dead In Apartment
Mom Arrested After Children Found Dead
Mom facing neglect charges after children found dead
Police: Indiana Mom Locked Kids in Closet for 10 Hours, Returned to Find 2 Dead
Police: mom locked kids in closet
Police: Children Likely Died Of Positional Asphyxiation
Prosecutors Weigh Charges Against Mom In Kids’ Deaths
Mom accused of starving children to death wants privacy
Neighbors: There Were Warning Signs Before Childrens’ Deaths

Parents Gone Wild! Tasha Miller lost her baby

This is just crazy. Tasha Miller, 19, told hospital personnel and police that she gave birth in her apartment with help from a midwife. However, she could not name the midwife or remember where she left the baby. WHAT??? Crazy huh? She has told several different stories, claiming she left the baby by the Interstate, in a dumpster, on a doorstep or possibly in her apartment. But police cannot find the baby anywhere. However, police do not know if the baby is alive or dead, but in all of her stories, the baby is alive, so they have hope. I truly hope so, but my gut says no way. I don’t know why she won’t be forthcoming, but hopefully she will be soon, as she has been arrested and charged with neglect. Monday they are supposed to search the landfill where the dumpster was supposed to be emptied. Hopefully there will be answers soon.

Mother Of Missing Newborn Charged With Neglect
Mother arrested in missing infant case
Mother Of Missing Baby Arrested

Shylae Thomas, 9, was found dead in storage unit in April 2009; *Mother, Lorrie Thomas, sentenced to 10 – 15 years in prison for her daughter’s neglent death*


Shylae Myza Thomas

Body of missing 9-year-old quadriplegic girl, Shylea Thomas, is found
Shylae Thomas weighed 33 pounds when she died; family blames DHS
Lorrie M. Thomas, 39, appears in court, charged with death of Shylae Thomas
Michigan Mom Sentenced in Death of Quadriplegic Daughter
Flint woman gets prison term in disabled girl’s death
Woman will spend 10 to 15 years in prison


Lorrie M. Thomas in court

Parents Gone Wild! Heather Smith & Dewone Broomfield believe it is OK to leave a baby home alone

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               Dewone Broomfield                                Heather Smith

Baby left home alone all night, mother charged
Father Joins Mother Behind Bars in Baby Neglect Case
Second arrest made in neglect case

Jonathan Adams & Dewone Broomfield – dogfighting (this is what daddy was up to earlier this year)

Parents Gone Wild! Maria Solano left her newborn outside in freezing temperatures

05*There is absolutely no valid excuse for this. Maria is 25 years old and knows that leaving a newborn in freezing temperatures would not be exactly the best idea of what to do. It is obvious that a newborn cannot protect itself from the cold. This poor newborn is lucky to still be alive. She is now charged with:

reckless endangerment of a child
abandonment of a child
endangering the welfare of a child

Why won’t these parents learn what the Safe Haven laws are? They can resolve this without trying to kill their newborns! And no questions would have been asked and face no arrest and jail or prison time. I hope that she does indeed get jail time at the very least. And let her sit out in the freezing cold with very little clothing on and see how it feels.

New York City Newborn Found Abandoned in Frigid Temperatures
Bay Ridge mom charged with leaving infant on doorstep

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