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.