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Jessica Linscott Update: N.H. mother of burned, beaten boy gets prison

This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 photo released by the U.S. Marshal's Service shows Jessica Linscott, of Plaistow, N.H., in custody after being apprehended Wednesday evening at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., where she and her boyfriend Roland Dow had been watching a parade. Linscott, 23, and Dow, 27, who authorities said spent two weeks on the run, were wanted in connection with injuries to Linscott's son, including burns and significant head injuries. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's Service)

Jessica Linscott, of Plaistow, N.H., in custody on Nov. 28, 2012 after being apprehended at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., where she and her boyfriend Roland Dow had been watching a parade.
AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's Service
(CBS/AP) BRENTWOOD, N.H. - Jessica Linscott, 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 2 1/2 years in prison.

Pictures: Fugitive couple arrested at Universal Studios

Prosecutors recovered a video last year of the 24-year-old 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 was 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.

Complete coverge of Jessica Linscott and Roland Dow on Crimesider

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