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What would you do? Update

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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They say that this mother can get a sentence anywhere from probation to life in prison.  What kind of sentence would you give her if you were the judge?

She was sentenced to 99 years in prison!!  Yes!!!

Glued toddler's mother: I'll never forgive myself

Mom who glued kid's hands to wall set to testify photo
Associated Press
Elizabeth Escalona, 23, sits in a courtroom to be sentenced, in Dallas, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. Escalona pleaded guilty on July 12, 2012, to injury to a child and is facing up to life in prison. A doctor has testified that the Texas mother glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall and beat the toddler so badly that she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside her skull. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


The Associated Press


A young mother of five said she will never forgive herself for beating her 2-year-old daughter because she was struggling with potty training in an angry attack that climaxed with her gluing the toddler's hands to the wall.

Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child and faces a sentence ranging from probation to life in prison. Prosecutors have requested a 45-year term. Escalona's sentencing hearing was scheduled to continue Thursday.

Police say Escalona kicked her daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, then stuck her hands to an apartment wall using an adhesive commonly known as 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. Some skin had been torn off her hands, where doctors also found glue residue and white paint chips from the apartment wall, witnesses testified.

The child was hospitalized for days.

Defense attorney Angie N'Duka asked Escalona on Wednesday what she thought of the photos that prosecutors presented to the hearing that showed her daughter's injuries. She said she had been a "monster" when she attacked the child - for reasons she couldn't quite recall - but that she is no longer.

In pleading for leniency, Escalona asked for an opportunity to show she has changed, adding that she would accept any sentence as fair.

"I love my kids," Escalona said.

"I will never forgive myself for what I did to my own daughter," she said.

Escalona's other children told authorities that their mother attacked Jocelyn because of problems in potty training.

Prosecutors have portrayed Escalona as an unfit mother with a history of violence. They have played recordings in which a teenage Escalona threatened to kill her own mother. They said she was a former gang member who started smoking marijuana at age 11.

Escalona's relatives have acknowledged their dismay and anger following the attack, but both her mother and sister asked the judge for leniency, saying she needed more help, not prison.

"Her being taken away won't help any," her sister, Margaret Escalona, said.

Counselor Melanie Davis echoed these words, saying she has been conducting sessions with Elizabeth Escalona since June - nine months after her arrest - and that she is convinced the young woman loves her children

Escalona "is need of further counseling services," Davis said.

Escalona's five children - including one born since her arrest - are in the care of her mother, Ofelia Escalona.

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by Susie on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Jail time, take her kids away and sterilize her.
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by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM

This absolutely!
Shame on her  .. poor little girl :(

Quoting atlmom2:

Jail time, take her kids away and sterilize her.

by Louann on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

 I would glue her hands to the wall and bite and punch her until she had the same damn injuries her poor innocent little daughter had until she died.  BUT since we can't do that.....she needs some hard time in prison while she waits for the death sentence to be carried out.  Just my opinion.  I have NO sympathy.  None

by Nancy on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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I don't think she should ever be allowed near a child again.  I also think she should be locked away for her own and everyone else's safety.

by Mary Ann on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

For sure she should never be allowed to be around children again, hers or anyone elses.  I personally would like to see her get a death sentence, but that won't happen, so after giving her some of the same treatment she inflicted on her child, lock her away forever and a day.

by Barb on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM

She should never be around children again.

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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I posted about this the other day in another group..

Personally..I would have that womans hands glued to the cell block wall and let the female bubbas have at it (of course there would be curling irons and brushes available for use)

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

omg...I can not imagine doing something like that. I would not want to be the judge or jury.

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

she should sit in jail for the rest of her life, I wish she could really get what she deserves but that will never happen

by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:10 PM

 What a damn monster! Some kind of prison term, possibly attempted murder.

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