The sentencing hearing for a Vandalia woman charged with aggravated battery of a child resulting in permanent disability has been continued. 25-year old Aubree Hammer made an appearance in Fayette County Court with her attorney Patrick Schaufelberger on Tuesday for what was scheduled to be a sentencing hearing following her open guilty plea in October to the aggravated battery of a child charge. During the appearance, the defense informed the court that they are still working on contacting a doctor to serve as a mitigation witness for the hearing. Over the objection of State’s Attorney Josh Morrison, Judge Don Sheafor granted a continuance in the matter with a status hearing to now be held next Tuesday, January 23 at 10am at which time a possible new date for sentencing could be set. Hammer entered an open plea of guilty to one count of aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13 with great bodily harm or permanent disability following the injuring of her at that time 3 ½ month old son in early 2016. The charge of aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13 with great bodily harm or permanent disability is a Class X Felony and it is punishable by 6-30 years in prison.