Sentencing in foster care child abuse moved to November

Oct. 24—The sentencing of Cassidy Lemmon, who was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death in July, has been continued to November.

Lemmon, 25, was found guilty of two Class 2 felony counts of child abuse — knowingly/recklessly causing death and a Class 3 felony count of child abuse — negligence causing death. Her sentencing was originally scheduled for Oct. 30, however was recently rescheduled to Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.

According to Deputy District Attorney Fred Johnson, a prosecutor in the case, the continuance was made due to more time needed in the pre-sentencing investigation.

Lemmon was remanded without bond and will remain in custody until sentencing. She faces a total sentence between 16 to 48 years in state prison.

Lemmon was arrested in 2019 on suspicion of killing her 16-month-old foster child Thomas Boyles, who died on April 24, 2019.

A forensic pathologist determined Boyles died as a result of blunt force injuries to the head and trunk and had healed rib fractures.

Vincent Ray Johnson was the co-foster parent to Boyles and pleaded guilty in 2021 under the conditions that he would testify against Lemmon and serve a 12-year stipulated sentence.