Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jessica Beagley shocked U.S. with film ABUSING her adopted child 'only did it to get on Dr Phil' - 23rd Aug 2011

The mother-of-six who put hot sauce in her adopted seven-year-old son's mouth claims she did it not to punish him but to come up with sensational footage to get on the Dr Phil show.

Jessica Beagley, 36, recorded the punishment on October 21, 2010, for a show segment titled 'Mommy Confessions', said prosecutor Cynthia Franklin.

The Anchorage woman faces misdemeanour child abuse charges stemming from the footage.

The eight-minute video shows Beagley confronting her son Kristoff about misbehaving in school and lying, and then pouring hot sauce into the crying child's mouth and not allowing him to spit it out for more than a minute.

The footage also shows Beagley forcing the screaming boy into a cold shower before sending him off the bed.

Under a city ordinance, that is child abuse, Ms Franklin told the District Court jury in her closing argument. Read More