Sentencing Hearing Scheduled in Fayette County Child Injury Case


Published on October 3 2017 3:11 pm
Last Updated on October 3 2017 3:11 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Vandalia woman charged with causing permanent disability to her infant son last year pleaded guilty to the offense Tuesday.

24-year-old Aubree Hammer entered an open plea of guilty to a Class X felony county of aggravated battery to a child under age 13 with great bodily harm or permanent disability. The open plea was entered following a hearing in September where the attorneys and the presiding judge in the case held a hearing on potential penalties Hammer could expect.


Hammer is accused of throwing the infant to the floor, causing brain damage. At one point in the case, Hammer was examined as to her fitness, but was judged fit to stand trial.

A Class X felony offense insures mandatory prison time, anywhere from six to 30 years in prison. Judge Donald Sheafor set the sentencing hearing for 1pm on  November 15.