DALLAS (KTVT/CNN) - One witness called it torture - the severe beating of a toddler in Texas. The girl's mother is accused of super-gluing the child's hands to a wall, and now faces up to 45 years in prison.
"This is one of the worst cases we've seen especially for a child to survive it," prosecutor Carmen White said.
Jocelynn Cedillo was 2-years-old when police
said her own mother, 23-year-old Elizabeth Escalona, mother of five,
severely beat her over a
In court, prosecutors went into detail about the abuse, a swollen brain, bruises from head to toe, bite marks, and evidence she had been kicked in her genital area.
There were also pictures of the little girl's hands after police said Escalona super-glued them to a wall.
"When I think about the time frame that would have been required to glue her to the wall, inflict injury to almost every
Escalona's mother, Oefelia, rushed the girl to the hospital the day of the incident.
On the stand, she testified her daughter was not herself that September day.
"She seemed like she was possessed. I could see right through her eyes. I had my daughter in front of me, and she was not all there," Oefelia said.