Pleas set for Feb. 18 in boy’s death
An arraignment was continued Friday for a Denver mother and her boyfriend accused in the July death of a 23- month- old boy.
Candice Lampley and Delonta Crank are set to enter pleas in the case Feb. 18. The two are accused of first- degree murder in the killing of Lampley’s son, Jayvion Johnson.
Crank and Lampley appeared briefly in court Fridaywith their attorneys but did not speak during their time before a judge.
“There are some investigative issues we need to ( address) before we enter a plea,” Crank’s public defender told the court.
Jayvion’s death prompted MayorMichael Hancock to call for reforms in Denver’s Human Services Department, which at one point had Jayvion in its system.
In October, police DetectiveTroy Bisgard described in court how the toddler was “not breathing and cold to the touch” when he was brought to a hospital July 8.
Bisgard interviewed Crank and Lampley after Jayvion was pronounced dead. An autopsy found that Jayvion died of blunt force injuries and burns. But some of Jayvion’s injuries were old.