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Mum Who Glued Daughter To Wall Gets 99 Years
A US woman who admitted beating her two-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall because of potty training problems has been sentenced to 99 years in jail.
Elizabeth Escalona had pleaded guilty in July to causing injury to her toddler Jocelyn Cedillo.
Prosecutors had sought 45 years behind bars - but the state district judge chose to impose an even stiffer sentence.
"Only a monster glues her daughter's hands to the wall," Dallas County prosecutor Eren Price had said during the hearing.
Escalona asked for leniency, telling the judge she was no longer the monster who committed the attack.
"I will never forgive myself for what I did to my own daughter," she said.
Police said the 23-year-old mother had lost her temper in September 2011.
Her other children told the authorities how she repeatedly kicked Jocelyn in the stomach and hit her with a jug of milk.
Escalona later glued Jocelyn's hands to the wall, according to the other children.
Doctors at the Children's Medical Centre said Joceyln was badly bruised after the beating and left in a coma for two days,
She spent a week in hospital following the attack.
The mother-of-five was immediately ordered to stay away from her children, who were taken into state custody.
Melanie Davis, who has been counselling Escalona, said her long-term aim was to have her children returned to her.
Escalona's own mother testified on Monday that her daughter was "not a monster" and deserved probation rather than a prison cell.
what do you think?
I'd be a lot happier if I could say, "I've never read of anything so disgusting in my entire life." It isn't the first time I've read stories about parents kicking their children in the stomach. Such people even own pets and sometimes lots of them. It really makes me worry about what is happening around the World right now.
what a vile person
I hope the Children find a well deserved loving Family to look after them X
A 45 year sentence seems fair to me. Hope the legal system over here is watching.
Kerry Dodd Kandola
Agree with you john
Ok ! So perhaps an appropriate sentence would be to glue this womans hands to a park bench or something similar. Much similar to the old stocks and see what the public do to her !
Jocelyn was in a coma for two days after the incident and spent a week in hospital guillotine
What a crazy woman hope she does the full 99 years
Talk about overkill! Even murderers don't get that. A Life sntence for a bit of overreaction on being unprepeared for parenthood! Yes the child auffered but the sentence was far too disproportianate. Yes I know I'm going to minus hell for this
I think you have a point,there's people who kill kids in this country and go free after a few years,so 99 years for her seems crazy
Little baby p,his killers got 4 years,why are we not as tough as the americans when it comes to people like this
People like him should not be allowed back into our society by letting them,more kids will be at risk.Our kids safety should come before a baby killers freedom(which as far as i'm concerned they have lost when they torture/murdered a child).It's a disgrace!
Time and time again i read stories like this ,i'm fed up of people hurting/killing children.How cowardly and evil.Can't pick on someone thier own age and size because they know they will fight back.Disgusting!
This looks like a case where the woman was abused, her parents were abused and now she abuses. Time to break the cycle. The woman did horrible things but needed help not jail. Where were Social Services?
WOW lets get some of that over here. The bottom feeders needs to be told, they don't have rights until they conform and treat others with respect. I am sick about reading about the victims without rights while the criminals are treated with kid gloves and respect.
Andy Savo Hanson
I can't understand how anyone could hurt there own flesh and blood.
I know we could learn from the Yanks when it comes to sentencing, but 99 years? Don't they realise she will be 122 years old when she gets out and be looking for a pension!!!!!!