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Parents Reportedly Beat Son & Head to Theme Park While He’s Hospitalized

by Jeanne Sager on November 29, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Roland Dow, Jessica Linscott
Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott
There is little in this world that strikes me as worse than parents who hurt their kids. But Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott have topped even that. Cops arrested the parents of a little boy fighting for his life while they were at Universal Studios in Florida. The boy? Oh yeah, he was way back in their hometown in New Hampshire.

Yes, you got that right. These "parents" were tearing it up at a place made to put smiles on children's faces and meanwhile their little boy had been burned and beaten so badly he was in a hospital clinging to life hundreds of miles away.

Surprised that Dow (who is Linscott's boyfriend but not the boy's actual father) and Linscott are now accused of beating and burning their little boy, which is why he was in the hospital in the first place?

Of course you're not. There is a certain kind of person that would abandon a child when they need their parents most. They're the type with hearts hard enough to actually hurt a child.

Cops say Dow and Linscott have claimed that their little boy's injuries were all self-inflicted. But even if they were, I can't imagine taking off for two weeks while my child was in the hospital. I'd quit my job if I had to. I'd sell my soul to be there. I wouldn't leave town. I certainly wouldn't make it so no one could contact me. I can't imagine any normal person would.

And to go to a theme park? It simply adds insult to injury. It's so callous, these parents don't deserve the title of parents.

Does the theme park bit in all of this bother you? What should be the punishment if these parents are convicted?

 

Image via Orange County, Fla., Corrections Department

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  • LeahL...
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    LeahLazarou

    November 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    FYI that's not his dad. His dad died of a drug overdose 2 years ago. I hope they burn those losers just like they did to this poor innocent boy
  • tnyangel
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    tnyangel

    November 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    My guess would be the Mom and her boyfriend are on allot of drugs. When she's been in jail for a few months and sobers up enough for the fog in her head to clear, I hope her regret is what burns her forever and that she has decades in prison to think of nothing else.


  • the4m...
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    the4mutts

    November 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    I'm not going to try and decide if the mom & bf actually injured the boy. What I WILL say, is where the fuck were they when/if the boy injured himself?!
    I know that if you turn your back even for a moment, a child can get hurt. But beat up and bruised and burned enough to need hospitalization? If he did it to himself, where was he? Where were they? What burned him? What did he fall on, hit, dump over on himself so quickly that he needed a hospital? If he did it himself, they obviously left him unsupervised for a LONG time. Which is criminal in and of itself.
    Then to go to a theme park, out of town none the less, while the poor baby is in a hospital??
    I hope they never see this child again.
  • dirti...
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    dirtiekittie

    November 29, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    people who would ever hurt their children do not deserve the title of 'parents' at all. this sort of thing just absolutely disgusts me. cases like this really make me wonder if our courts should have the right to sterilize people from having future children. i hope the poor little boy is ok and is well looked after by folks who love him. 


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    Michelle

    November 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM
    I've said it before, and I'll say it here: there are some people who shouldn't even have a dog, let alone a child. And it's true of these people. I only wish someone had realized this sooner.
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    Keely Parker

    November 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    They donot deserve to have a child. They look terrible like they are on drugs or something. I really hope the police gave them a drug test. And i pray everyone does their job and the little boy put somewhere he can be loved like he deserves to be. This is aweful. Even if his injuries were self inflicted then they should have never let it go on this long. That is not being a parent. Even though i doubt they were.
  • Jenn
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    Jenn

    November 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM
    Bother me?? Hell yes!! They claim he did all this to himself? Really! So they just dump him in the hospital, and take off to Florida, an amusement park?!? When authorities wanna speak to them, cuz its evident he didnt do it to himself!! They are guilty as hell!!! I hope the justice system in New Hampshire, gives these scumbags what the got coming to them!!! If not, I'd surely like to give it to them!!!! Hats off to Orlando PD, for catching them!!! When are they due to arrive back in N. H.????? Might take a little ride!!! Hehehehe!!
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    Janice silvers

    November 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM
    Put them on roller coaster and don't lock them in
  • Jenn
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    Jenn

    November 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM
    Bother me?? Hell yes!! They claim he did all this to himself? Really! So they just dump him in the hospital, and take off to Florida, an amusement park?!? When authorities wanna speak to them, cuz its evident he didnt do it to himself!! They are guilty as hell!!! I hope the justice system in New Hampshire, gives these scumbags what the got coming to them!!! If not, I'd surely like to give it to them!!!! Hats off to Orlando PD, for catching them!!! When are they due to arrive back in N. H.????? Might take a little ride!!! Hehehehe!!
  • Kristin
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    Kristin

    November 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM
    He also needed brain surgery in the hospital. Whatever really happened that poor little boy did not do anything like that to his self!!!
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