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Dow sentenced to 25 to 67 years

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:50 pm

BRENTWOOD (AP) — A Plaistow man was sentenced today to up to 67 years in prison on assault and other charges.

Roland Dow, 28 was convicted in June of assaulting James Nicholson, failing to get him medical help, coaching him to lie to a social worker and secretly recording the social worker's visit.

He and the boy's mother, Jessica Linscott, were arrested at the Universal Orlando Resort in November 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.

Linscott pleaded guilty to child endangerment and witness tampering and is serving 2 1/2 to 7 years in prison.

Dow, who was convicted of 11 charges and acquitted of burning the boy, was sentenced to 25 ½ to 67 years in Rockingham County Superior Court, where Judge Marguerite Wageling called his behavior deliberate, depraved and sadistic.


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