An entomologist said there were maggots in Sterling’s diaper, showing it hadn’t been changed for a week.
Koehn admitted in court that he didn’t change his son’s diaper because the smell made him sick. He admitted to occasionally feeding the baby but claimed he didn’t know Sterling was in distress.
Koehn's attorney requested a new trial, but that request was denied, with prosecutors saying there was no way Koehn couldn't have known his son's condition after Koehn admitted going into the baby's room in the days before Sterling was found dead, The Courier reported.
The baby's mother, Cheyanne Harris, 21, will go on trial in January. Her attorneys told the courts that she may use diminished capacity or intoxication defenses. A psychologist testified during Koehn's trial that Harris may also have been suffering from postpartum depression, The Courier reported.