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