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Vegas court date reset for mother, boyfriend in child death

November 26, 2018
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This undated photo released by the Clark County Detention Center shows Joshua Oxford. Authorities in Las Vegas are awaiting autopsy findings before proceeding with charges against the mother of a 3-year-old boy found dead on Labor Day at a remote area near Lake Mead, and the woman's boyfriend. A judge agreed Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 to reset a hearing for Jan. 31, 2019 on murder and child abuse allegations against Cassie Renee Smith, 20, and Oxford, 41. (Clark County Detention Center/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas are awaiting autopsy findings before proceeding with charges against the mother of a 3-year-old boy found dead on Labor Day at a remote area near Lake Mead, and the woman’s boyfriend.

A judge on Monday reset a hearing for Jan. 31 on murder and child abuse allegations against 20-year-old Cassie Renee Smith and 41-year-old Joshua Oxford.

Smith and Oxford were arrested Sept. 3, a day after Smith reported her son, Daniel Theriot, went missing at a Las Vegas park.

Police launched a search while distributing a photo of the blond boy with a wide smile wearing a pirate costume.

Police say Smith later described Oxford hitting the boy and pouring hot water on him, and that Smith’s 2-year-old son also showed signs of physical abuse.

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