Man gets up to 67 years for beating, burning boy - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man gets up to 67 years for beating, burning boy

Posted: Updated:
© Roland Dow and girlfriend, Jessica Linscott. Dow has been sentenced to 67 years in prison for beating and burning his Linscott's 3-year-old. Linscott is serving 2.5 - 7 years in prison for child endangerment and witness tampering. © Roland Dow and girlfriend, Jessica Linscott. Dow has been sentenced to 67 years in prison for beating and burning his Linscott's 3-year-old. Linscott is serving 2.5 - 7 years in prison for child endangerment and witness tampering.
UPDATE: BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to up to 67 years in prison for beating and burning his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, then going to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

Twenty-eight-year-old Roland Dow and the boy's mother were arrested at the amusement park in November 2012, two weeks after leaving the boy at a hospital with a brain injury, head-to-toe bruises and burns on his arm and hand.

Dow was convicted in June of 11 charges alleging he assaulted the boy, failed to get medical help, coached him to lie and secretly recorded a social worker's visit.

Dow was sentenced Thursday to 25 1/2 to 67 years in prison. The boy's mother, Jessica Linscott, is serving 2 1/2 to 7 years in prison for child endangerment and witness tampering.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - Prosecutors are recommending 30 to 60 years in prison for a man who beat his girlfriend's 3-year-old son and then went to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
    
Defense lawyers are recommending 5 to 10 years for 28-year-old Roland Dow, of Plaistow. He's being sentenced Thursday in Brentwood.
    
Dow and the boy's mother were arrested at the amusement park in 2012, two weeks after leaving the toddler at a hospital with a brain injury, head-to-toe bruises and burns on his arm and hand.
    
Jessica Linscott pleaded guilty and is serving up to seven years in prison.
    
Dow was convicted of 11 assaulting the boy, failing to get him medical help, coaching him to lie to a social worker and secretly recording the social worker's visit. He was acquitted of burning the boy.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Fire west of Quincy now 100% contained

    UPDATE: Fire west of Quincy now 100% contained

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:39:03 GMT
    QUINCY, Wash. - Firefights fully contained a brush fire burning west of Quincy Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The brush fire started near State Route 28 Saturday afternoon. It was initially estimated to be 300 acres in size, but more accurate mapping showed it was only 211 acres in size.>>
    QUINCY, Wash. - Firefights fully contained a brush fire burning west of Quincy Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The brush fire started near State Route 28 Saturday afternoon. It was initially estimated to be 300 acres in size, but more accurate mapping showed it was only 211 acres in size.
    >>
  • Will the Northern Lights be visible Friday night?

    Will the Northern Lights be visible Friday night?

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-09-13 02:58:54 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've had a lot of viewers calling in asking about viewing the Northern Lights Friday night. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - We've had a lot of viewers calling in asking about viewing the Northern Lights Friday night. Solar flares directed at Earth should put on quite the dazzling light display for the northern part of the country, depending on cloud cover of course. INSIDE>>>|PHOTOS|>>
  • First cases of severe respiratory illness may be in WA state

    First cases of severe respiratory illness may be in WA state

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:53:33 GMT
    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - WA State & local Public Health officials are working with Seattle Children's Hospital to investigate a group of patients with a severe respiratory illness who tested positive for enterovirus infection. One patient is a child from Grant County who tested positive for either enterovirus or rhinovirus. The test used does not distinguish between the two.>>
    GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - WA State & local Public Health officials are working with Seattle Children's Hospital to investigate a group of patients with a severe respiratory illness who tested positive for enterovirus infection. One patient is a child from Grant County who tested positive for either enterovirus or rhinovirus. The test used does not distinguish between the two.
    >>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Crews extend I-90 closure until 9 p.m.

    UPDATE: Crews extend I-90 closure until 9 p.m.

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:27:13 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Transportation Metro Center says I-90 will remain closed at the state line until 6 tonight.Authorities told Victor Correa less than a gallon of trimethylamine gas leaked into the environment at the state line. Crews closed the road at about 1:30.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Regional Transportation Metro Center says I-90 will remain closed at the state line until 6 tonight.Authorities told Victor Correa less than a gallon of trimethylamine gas leaked into the environment at the state line. Crews closed the road at about 1:30.

    >>
  • UPDATE: Fire west of Quincy now 100% contained

    UPDATE: Fire west of Quincy now 100% contained

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:39:03 GMT
    QUINCY, Wash. - Firefights fully contained a brush fire burning west of Quincy Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The brush fire started near State Route 28 Saturday afternoon. It was initially estimated to be 300 acres in size, but more accurate mapping showed it was only 211 acres in size.>>
    QUINCY, Wash. - Firefights fully contained a brush fire burning west of Quincy Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol. The brush fire started near State Route 28 Saturday afternoon. It was initially estimated to be 300 acres in size, but more accurate mapping showed it was only 211 acres in size.
    >>
  • Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

    Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:43:34 GMT
    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease - likely outside the United States - was contagious when he or she was at the airport.>>
    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They say a passenger who contracted a confirmed case of the disease - likely outside the United States - was contagious when he or she was at the airport.>>