The case of a Vandalia woman charged with aggravated battery of a child resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability was set out for a possible plea date in September following an appearance on Friday. 24-year old Aubree Hammer appeared in Fayette County Court Friday and defense counsel Patrick Schaufelberger announced that he felt they were close to a negotiated plea and advised the court that they were requesting a 402 conference with Judge Sheafor and the state. Sheafor informed Hammer of the 402 procedure in which both the state and defense present their sides of the case and possible sentences they were seeking and the judge after listening to each side would inform the two parties of the sentence he would advise. After that time, the defendant can choose to continue on to trial or a plea can be worked out. Hammer said she understood the process and was in agreement for a 402 conference to be held. It was stated that the court would try to complete the 402 later Friday and if that could not be completed, it would be done on an agreeable date to the state and defense. The matter was then set for a possible plea date of September 22 at 10a.m. Hammer is alleged to have injured her, at that time, 3 ½ month old baby in February of 2016 and is charged with one count of aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13 with great bodily harm or permanent disability. The offense is a Class X Felony and it is punishable by 6-30 years in prison. Bond for Hammer is set at $1 million and she does currently remain in custody in the Fayette County Jail.