Skooter reporting 10/14/12
UPDATE: A Dallas woman Elizabeth Escalona who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the child’s hands to a wall in her apartment was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a judge who said that his decision was a necessary punishment for a brutal, shocking attack.
State District Judge Larry Mitchell announced the sentence at the end of a five-day hearing. Escalona did not immediately react to the judge’s decision. Escalona who was originally offered by prosecutor Eren Price a plea deal for 45 years, had argued that she now believed Escalona deserved life.
Mitchell said his decision came down to one thing and he was quoted as saying: "On Sept. 7, 2011, you savagely beat your child to the edge of death. For this you must be punished."
For two days, the beating put Jocelyn Cedillo in a coma. The mother attacked her daughter due to potty training problems, Escalona’s other children told authorities. She kicked Jocelyn in the stomach, hit her with a milk jug, and then stuck her hands to a wall with an adhesive popularly known as Super Glue. The toddler suffered brain hemorrhage, a fractured rib, multiple bruises and bite marks per doctor testimony. The child’s skin had been peeled off her hands, glue residue and white paint chips were also found.
Escalona would be eligible to apply for parole in 30 years, Price said.