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Mother says man abused her, treated son like a dog

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) -- Jurors in the trial of a New Hampshire man accused of beating and burning his girlfriend's son are hearing from the boy's mother, who says he physical and mentally abused her and treated her son "worse than a dog you don't want."

Jessica Linscott is serving a prison sentence for coaching her son to lie to a social worker and failing to get him medical help. She testified Thursday against her former boyfriend, Roland Dow, who is facing assault and other charges.

The couple was arrested at a Florida theme park in November 2012, two weeks after leaving the boy was hospitalized with a severe brain injury and burns on his wrist and fingers.

Linscott told jurors that Dow hit her, choked her and once threw her down the stairs.

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