Mom Sentenced In Death Of Young Son

Body Of 3-Year-Old Boy Was Found Near Lake Mead

Mitch Kelly
February 20, 2020 - 6:24 am
Mug shot of child killer Cassie Smith

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A woman convicted in the death of her three-year-old son found out how much time she'd be spending in jail for the crime on Wednesday.

Cassie Smith will spend anywhere from 14-45 years in prison for the death of Daniel Theriot.

Daniel's body was discovered near Lake Mead back in September of 2018.

Smith had intially told Las Vegas Metro Police that the boy had disappeared during a visit to Sunset Park.

A full search of the park turned up nothing and interviews with those who were either in or around the park led to increased suspicions from investigators that Smith's story wasn't adding up.

Eventually, Smith and her boyfriend admitted to the boy's death. Joshua Oxford was convicted in the killing last year and sentenced to 16 to 45 years behind bars