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An Iowa father whose son died after being left in a motorized swing for more than a week was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Zachary Koehn, 29, was sentenced in the August 2017 death of his nearly 4-month old son, Sterling Koehn, local stations WHOTV and KCRG, and the Des Moines Register report. He was convicted in November on charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death.
Sterling was found dead in the motorized swing in the couple’s Alta Vista apartment covered in maggots and sores, according to a criminal complaint obtained by PEOPLE.
He had been wearing the same diaper and had been left in the swing for nine to 14 days, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. He weighed just under 7 pounds when he died.
Sterling’s mother, Cheyanne Harris, 21, has also been charged with first-degree murder and pleaded not guilty, according to the complaint.