• NH couple accused of child abuse indicted on new charges


    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) - A New Hampshire woman charged with failing to get help for her beaten and burned 3-year-old son and the man accused of injuring the child have been indicted on new charges.

    Jessica Linscott, 23, and Roland Dow, 27, are facing two counts each of witness tampering (Class B felonies) and one count each of violating the New Hampshire Wiretap statute (a misdemeanor).

    Authorities allege Dow beat and burned the boy, and Linscott waited several days before bringing the child to the hospital, despite seizures and other symptoms he was exhibiting. She is charged with multiple counts of child endangerment.

    Police say Dow struck the boy in the head hard enough to cause traumatic brain injury and seizures and burned his wrist and fingers in November. He pleaded not guilty in December to multiple assault and other charges and remains in custody on $500,000 bail. His trial is scheduled for April 29.

    Linscott and Dow are scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges March 21.

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