Last week I told readers about the mother who glued her 2-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall and how the mother was facing 40+ years in prison. Well that 40+ just turned into 99 years!
A 23-year-old Dallas mother who was frustrated by her toddler’s potty training session was sentenced to 99 years in prison for gluing the girl’s hands to a wall and beating her into a coma.
During closing arguments on Friday prosecutor Eren Price displayed photos of the apartment where 2-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo was glued to a wall by Elizabeth Escalona. “We have to imagine what it was like,” said Price.
Elizabeth Escalona, the 23-year-old mother of five who admitted to gluing her daughter’s hands to the wall and beating her as potty training punishment, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison.
Defense attorneys said Escalona needs anger managment and treatment. And painted her life as a miserable life of abuse, drugs and nothing normal.
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. Some skin had been torn off her hands, where doctors also found glue residue and white paint chips from the apartment wall. source
This story gives me chills. How could someone even gain the courage to do this to a 2 year old-- or anyone at that! 99 years sounds just about right, but for some reason I don't feel like that is even enough of a punishment for someone this cruel. @MoniqueDee_