GUILTY IA - Sterling Koehn, 4 mos, starved to death, Alta Vista, 30 Aug 2017

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  1. turaj

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    agree and verdict within one hour.
     
  2. JoeFromLB

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    There's something incredibly wrong with her. Some evil is incomprehensible in its depth.
     
  3. turaj

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    in watching both of them clearly the long term drug use has resulted in shell people...nothing inside. And the guy who is currently "in love" with Cheyanne is not far behind. What is troubling is there had to be warning signs everywhere but apparently those that were at all close to them just ignored or themselves were under substance impairment and did not really see what was going on.
     
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    During part of the testimony one of the witnesses talked about what all they found in the swing with Sterling, and they found some articles of clothing and a child size jacket or something like that, all in the swing with him. I hate to think about it but I wonder if Nala was trying to sooth him or something. He had to be screaming for a while while the parents laid around and did nothing to help.
     
  5. turaj

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    I sure hope Nala is taken far away from this area and any family on either side...I have heard enough from Cheyanne's mother etc. to know they should not have her and probably don't even want her...don't know much about Zach's family but I heard some testimony that he wanted his brother to take Sterling but he would not...again no one saw this child during that last month?
     
  6. turaj

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    sorry above said brother would not take him...have now seen Danny's testimony and he would have taken him...seems like giving kids away is the best way that Zach deals with parenthood.
     
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    Thank you for the update and the reminder. I appreciate it.
     
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    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 11am CT) - IA - Sterling Daniel Koehn (4 mos old) (found Aug. 30, 2017 decomposing & covered in maggots in swing, Alta Vista) – only for *Cheyanne Renae Harris (20) “mom” charged & indicted (10/24/17) & arraigned (11/8/17) with 1st degree murder & child endangerment causing death. Plead not guilty. $100K Cash bond.
    1/29/19: Jury Selection done.
    1/30/19 Day 1: Charges read to defendant. Opening statements. State witnesses: Cathy Knutson, 911 dispatcher. Toni Friedrich, a nurse and first responder Alta Vista apt, also an assistant county medical examiner. Tina Shatek, a mail carrier & 1st responder who also went to the Alta Vista apt. Deputy Jason Rosol, who responded to the scene. Jeremy McGrath, Chickasaw County medical examiner at the time. Chickasaw Co. Sheriff Martin Hemann. Chickasaw Chief Deputy Reed Palo.
    1/31/19 Day 2: State witnesses:
    DCI special agent Jim Thiele, took photos of scene. Jennifer Schriever, who babysat Sterling and works at AVExpress gas station where she met Harris in June, 2017. Dave Nugent, Koehn's boss. Brandy Harris, Cheyanne's mom. Jordan Clark, Koehn's friend. Sheila Schroeder, a DHS worker. Agent John Turbett with Iowa DCI. Agent Chris Callaway with Iowa DCI, interviewed Harris on Aug. 30, 2017. Played interview tape. Will continue tomorrow, 2/1.
    2/1/19 Day 3: Agent Chris Callaway with Iowa DCI, interviewed Harris on Aug. 30, 2017. Resuming audio of Harris' DCI interview. Dr. Dennis Klein, Iowa Chief Medical Examiner. Did the autopsy. Timothy Huntington, a professor at Concordia in Nebraska, a forensic entomologist. The prosecution rests. The defense will begin next week. Court is dark on Monday (2/4). Defense will start on Tuesday, 2/5 at 11am. Late start due to judge's schedule.
    *Zachary Paul Koehn (28) charged & indicted (10/24/17) with 1st degree murder & child endangerment. Plead not guilty; $100K Cash bond.
    11/6/18 Update Day 6: The child's mother, Cheyanne Harris, was charged & isn't being tried with Koehn. Koehn's defense had subpoenaed her. But her attorney asserted her 5th Amendment rights during a hearing last month after the subpoena. Defense witness: Michael O'Hara, PhD, professor of psychology (Postpartum Depression specialist). Defense is done with evidence. No state rebuttal. Judge gave the jury instructions. Both sides gave closing arguments. Prosecutor gave rebuttal arguments. Judge dismissed the alternate jurors, both men. Jury sent to deliberate at 12:50 p.m. Jury back with verdict after an hour & 10 minutes of deliberations. Guilty of 1st degree murder & child endangerment causing death. Murder carries mandatory life w/out parole, sentencing at later date. 11/21/18: Defense files motion for a new trial.
    12/4/18 Update: Judge Richard Stochl on Tuesday sentenced Koehn to the life sentence without parole, as was mandatory under state law.
     
  9. HayLouise

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    So starting today 11am CT (5pm UK time), will post twitter updates as they come through!
     
  10. turaj

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    Can I ask please....I used to watch trials on Law and Crime...now when I start to watch it goes for a bit and then stops...I note that twitter updates are posted here which is great for those that cannot watch...is L and C a pay site now or how to watch it live? Any suggestions would be helpful. This trial is morbidly interesting!
     
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    Jewels53 Forever in my Heart!

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    I thought I saw something about it going to a pay site. Then I haven't seen anymore about that or where you would pay.

    I don't know if that is the reason for the bad connections or not. I have seen it on their other trials also.
     
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    Jeff Reinitz‏ @JeffAtCourier
    ... But before that, the defense will likely argue for a directed verdict of acquittal, argued before the judge w/out the jury around
     
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    Jeff Reinitz‏ @JeffAtCourier
    Also as an early riser bonus, a quick update: Harris' team has sought to put Zach Koehn, Sterling's father, on the stand ...

    bbm
     
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    @HayLouise I got them no worries for me its easier as I am Pacific time
     
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