Sentencing date set for Vandalia woman convicted of battery of infant son

FAYETTE COUNTY — Sentencing for a 24-year-old Vandalia woman who pleaded guilty in October to aggravated battery of her infant son has been scheduled for January, after being delayed last month.

Aubree Hammer
(Source: VPD)

Aubree Hammer was set to be sentenced in November in Fayette County Court; however, due to the length of the pre-sentence investigation report, the sentencing hearing was delayed to allow the prosecution and defense time to review the more than 200 page pre-sentencing report. It was agreed in court Tuesday to set the sentencing hearing for January 16.

Hammer entered an open guilty plea to one count Class X felony aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13 causing great bodily harm or permanent disability. A Class X felony is punishable by between 6 and 30 years in prison.

Court records say Hammer held her infant son head high and threw him to a wooden floor causing the baby brain damage.

Defense counsel had earlier filed a motion for a fitness evaluation on Hammer and the fitness exam conducted by Dr. Daniel Cuneo found Hammer mentally fit.