Monday, Nov. 26, 2018|3:23 p.m.
Cassie Smith Authorities in Las Vegas are waiting for autopsy findings prior to proceeding with charges against the mother of a 3-year-old kid found dead on Labor Day at a remote area near Lake Mead, and the lady’s partner.
A judge on Monday reset a hearing for Jan. 31 on murder and child abuse claims versus 20-year-old Cassie Renee Smith and 41-year-old Joshua Oxford.
Smith and Oxford were apprehended Sept. 3, a day after Smith reported her kid, Daniel Theriot, went missing at a Las Vegas park.
Cops launched a search while distributing a photo of the blond boy with a broad smile using a pirate costume.
Cops say Smith later on explained Oxford hitting the kid and putting warm water on him, and that Smith’s 2-year-old son also showed signs of physical abuse.
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018|11:38 a.m.
Trial has actually been reset to next year in Las Vegas for a man dealing with felony child sex and abuse charges in Nevada and a different murder charge in Illinois, where his 6-year-old daughter’s body was discovered in a St. Louis-area town.
Jason Quate’s trial had been scheduled Monday, however a judge last month approved his court-appointed legal representative more time to prepare.
Prosecutor James Sweetin stated Friday that he’ll be attempted first in Las Vegas and then in St. Clair County, Illinois.
The case came to light after Quate’s wife, Elizabeth Odell-Quate, informed police in June 2017 that her husband required her into prostitution, eliminated their youngest child and was abusing their two other daughters, ages 12 and 13.
Elizabeth Quate is because of plead guilty in December in Illinois to a felony concealing a body charge.