Jul 24, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Plaistow mother sobs, details abuse in former boyfriend's tot assault trial
Jessica Linscott, 24, cries during her testimony in Rockingham County Superior Court on Thursday. She is testifying against her former boyfriend, Roland Dow, who is charged with abusing Linscott's toddler son. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)
While a red-faced Linscott fought back tears, Dow, 28, remained composed and took notes during the third day of testimony in his first-degree assault trial. He is accused of battering and burning James between September and November 2012.
Linscott, 24, who lived with Dow for several months, also buried her face in her hands on the witness stand while the videos played.
“No matter what my son was doing, he was doing it incorrectly,” Linscott said. “He couldn’t color correctly.”
Linscott said that Dow also had a jealous streak and that he often got physical when they fought.
She told the jury that someday — if Dow ever gets out of jail — that he might come after her.
Linscott said Dow treated her son, “worse than a dog that you don’t want — that was my comparison.”
According to Linscott’s testimony, James endured punishments that included being held underwater in the shower for wetting himself; James would slip and hit his head in the tub. She also said Dow used an open hand to strike James in the head and spanked the boy for minor infractions.
James was in a perpetual state of “time-out” imposed by Dow, who would sometimes punish the tot by making him run back and forth in his yard, Linscott said.
While living at Dow’s duplex on Main Street in Plaistow, Linscott said her son appeared to eventually go numb from being hit.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Manchester Crimewatch: City man accused of menacing woman, assaulting teen - 0
- Dover man sought in Rochester shooting - 1
- Convicted sex offender faces porn charges - 1
- Lawyer takes stand in his own defense at sex assault trial - 0
- Supporters are now 'Abby Strong' - 2
- Judge orders Rolfe to spend 5 years in state hospital - 0
- Trial involving former Derry town administrator delayed - 0
- Months later, cause of Canterbury logger's death remains a mystery - 0
- Derry woman arrested after police pursuit - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Patriots Notebook: Physical Browner brings it - 0
- Heroes all? A word cheapened by overuse - 4
- City Matters: Market Basket workers' outlook challenges the skeptics among us - 1
- Punch line: The NFL blows it - 1
- George Will: A conservative internationalism - 0
- Sox Beat: Red Sox haven't made a deal for Lester — yet - 0
- Jonah Goldberg: The Democrats' cynical impeachment play - 0
- Drew Cline: Home is where the really competent governing is done - 1
- Two GOP heavyweights try to get NH fired up about 2014 elections - 0
Canobie Lake Park shuts down popular ride
Supporters are now 'Abby Strong'
Dover man sought in Rochester shooting
Heroes all? A word cheapened by overuse
Mark Hayward's City Matters: Market Basket workers' outlook challenges the skeptics among us
Punch line: The NFL blows it
- Total Votes: 917