The man accused in the death of two-year-old Kassidy Dains was in Town of Cortlandville court Tuesday afternoon.
Cortlandville Town Justice Lenore LeFevre ruled there was enough evidence to hold over Dorain Bohn, 29, for his case to progress to Cortland County Court and a County Grand Jury review of elevated charges.
Cortland County District Attorney Patrick Perfetti indicated it might be a few days. “I want to go to Grand Jury with everything that I’m supposed to have. Until I have the post-mortem examination from the forensic pathologist, we will then schedule and we’ll go from there. Essentially, by statute, I have 45 days to make the presentment, so I will be going before then, but I can’t say exactly when.”
An occasionally tearful Kristal Dains, Kassidy’s mother, was asked to testify at the preliminary hearing. “We have to establish that the defendant is the one who is responsible for the conditions causing the death of the child,” said Perfetti. “We needed her mother to establish that when the child was left in the defendant’s care, that Kassidy was alive and healthy and should have been a child that she came home to, also alive and healthy.”
Bohn is charged with Criminal Negligent Homicide and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
In court yesterday, Cortland County Coroner Kevin Sharp testified to the young girl’s physical condition on her death: describing bruises on both legs, arms and head and a cut to her chin.
He said the injuries are not typical of a fall from a bunk bed.