Posted by admin | Posted in Hot Sauce and Health, News and Events | Posted on 25-08-2011
Tags: Dr. Phil, Hot Sauce, Hot Sauce Mom, Punishment
Jessica Beagley, the “hot sauce mom,” was found guilty of child abuse in a case involving “Dr. Phil.”
A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, convicted Beagley, 36, of misdemeanor child abuse for forcing her adopted then-6-year-old son to swish hot sauce in his mouth as a form of punishment after he misbehaved.
Prosecutors charged the punishment — she also had her son stand in a cold shower — was recorded on an audition tape to get onto the “Dr. Phil” show. The episode, called “Mommy Confessions,” aired last fall and caused outrage that ended with charges being brought.
Beagley could face the maximum of one year in jail, a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years probation when she’s sentenced Monday, according to reports.
Neither Beagley or her husband showed emotion after the verdict was read. They exited the courtroom quickly and didn’t answer reporters’ questions.
Check out the video here