Alaska woman in hot sauce case spared jail time

Jessica Beagley, 36, is seen in court on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in Anchorage, Alaska. City prosecutor Cynthia Franklin is shown on the left, and in the middle is Beagley's attorney, William Ingaldson. A jury convicted Beagley of misdemeanor child abuse for squirting hot sauce into the mouth of her adopted Russian son as punishment in what prosecutors said was a ploy to get on the "Dr. Phil" TV show. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

August 29, 2011 4:54:08 PM PDT
An Alaska woman convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth was spared immediate jail time on Monday.