CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court is set to rule on an appeal from a man accused of torturing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son.

Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott were arrested at a Florida amusement park in November 2012, two weeks after leaving her son 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 was paroled in May. Dow was convicted of 11 charges, including assault, and sentenced to 25 1/2 to 67 years in prison.

In his appeal, Dow argues that Linscott should have been barred from testifying that Dow abused her.

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