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Columbus man pleads guilty to first-degree child abuse

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus man will have to wait two years to get what he begged for in court.

Thomas Jones broke down begging to go home after pleading guilty to first degree child abuse.

The conviction stems from a incident in March when Jones burned his girlfriends' 8-year-old son with a curling iron.

The prosecution testified the child burned Jones' 2-year-old daughter with the curling iron so Jones burned the 8-year-old to "teach him a lesson."

The little boy suffered second-degree burns to his arms.

Jones has a history of mental illness. He's been sentenced to two years in prison and three years of probation.

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