Debra Mullen, of Kingston, the mother of Jessica Linscott, testifies in Rockingham County Superior Court that she was unwelcome at the home of Roland Dow, 28. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)
Plaistow tot's grandmother testifies she was unwelcome at home of the accused
Roland Dow, 28, entered his second day of trial Wednesday on charges he battered and burned Linscott’s toddler son, James Nicholson, between September and November 2012. Dow maintains that he never hurt the child and accuses his former girlfriend, Jessica Linscott, of abusing her son.
Mullen recalled to jurors how she went to Dow’s home once because she was worried about her daughter’s well-being but was told right away by Dow that she was unwelcome.
Dow called the police, and Mullen asked the police officers to do a well-being check on her daughter and grandson.
A female police officer spoke to Mullen sternly, telling her that she was trespassing on the property and shouldn’t be getting the Department of Youth, Children and Families involved in the situation, Mullen testified.
Defense lawyer Tom Gleason quizzed Mullen about concerns she had about Linscott’s role as a mother.
Mullen denied that assertion.
Dow is facing 10 charges, including first- and second-degree assault, witness tampering and endangering the welfare of a child.