NH mom of burned, beaten boy pleads guilty to endangering him, witness tampering, gets prison

Published July 18, 2013

| Associated Press

A New Hampshire woman accused of failing to get help for her beaten and burned 3-year-old son has pleaded guilty to several charges and has been sentenced to at least 2½ years in prison.

Prosecutors recovered a video last year of 24-year-old Jessica Linscott of Plaistow and her boyfriend, Roland Dow, prepping the child before the arrival of a social worker who was checking on him. Three weeks later, little James was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and burns to his wrist and fingers. The couple were arrested two weeks later at a Florida theme park.

Linscott was scheduled to face trial on July 29. She pleaded guilty Wednesday to witness tampering and endangering the welfare of a child.

She's expected to testify against Dow at his trial.

URL

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/18/nh-mom-burned-beaten-boy-pleads-guilty-to-endangering-him-witness-tampering/