Woman Convicted of Child Abuse in Ploy to Appear on 'Dr. Phil'

Dr. Phil

An Alaska woman was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse Tuesday in what prosecutors say was a ploy to appear on Dr. Phil.

Jessica Beagley forced her adopted son to keep hot sauce in his mouth for more than a minute and made him stand in a cold shower when he misbehaved. The punishments were videotaped and used on a Oct. 2010 "Mommy Confessions" segment of the syndicated advice show. Read More...



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