Monday 20 November 2017

Mom gets 99 years for glueing toddler to wall

A DALLAS woman who beat her two-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall has been sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Family members in the court sobbed as the judge announced the 23-year-old's punishment. Elizabeth Escalona pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child, but her family pleaded for leniency on her behalf.

State District Judge Larry Mitchell said she "savagely beat" her child and that she deserved to be punished.

Escalona's other children told authorities that their mother attacked Jocelyn Cedillo in September 2011 due to potty training problems. Police say she kicked her daughter in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, then stuck her hands to an apartment wall with Super Glue.

Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, multiple bruises and bite marks, and was in a coma for a couple of days, a doctor testified at the sentencing hearing.

Irish Independent

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