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The mom who glued her toddler's hands to a wall and beat the child into a coma gets 99 years in prison. Fair sentence?

Posted by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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By NBC News and wire services

DALLAS -- 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, was sentenced Friday to 99 years.


 

During closing arguments on Friday prosecutor Eren Price told the court to give Escalona's children peace by knowing she would never come walking through their door in the future.

The prosecution showed photos of the apartment where Jocelyn Cedillo was glued to the wall, saying "We have to imagine what it was like."

Defense attorneys said Escalona needs anger management and treatment. They painted her life as a miserable one of abuse and drugs.


 

While on the stand Thursday, Escalona sobbed as a prosecutor ordered her to look at the injuries she inflicted on her daughter's body.

She cried and didn't speak for several seconds after prosecutor Eren Price displayed a photo of then-2-year-old Jocelyn during Escalona's sentencing hearing. Dozens of red and brown marks from the September 2011 beating covered Jocelyn's back.

"Ms. Escalona, if you can do it, you can look at it," Price said in a loud, sharp voice.

Escalona, who pleaded guilty in July to felony injury of a child, was on the witness stand for a second day.

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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sheri305
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Pukalani79
by Kris on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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 She beat a child into a coma.  That was absolutely fair.

gabyangy
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM

it is, they should put those pictures on her cell wall. 

Mena929
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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They should glue her hands to the wall and let all the other inmates do as they please to her.

sthflachk
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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Yep, let her rot.
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Jinxed8
by Gold Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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yes Fair ... what kind of sick F*ck glues her child's hands to a wall and then beat them to a coma ??  Over potty training ???  at 2 years old !  If there's any justice, she'll get killed in prison.  

mrsrobin
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Sad. How could someone do that. My daughter is 2 and i get mad, but would never even spank her, let alone beat like that.
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mylove415
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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I would have sentenced her to 99 years of getting her hands glued the wall and someone beat the crap out of her.....daily!

I would so volunteer!

viv212
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Ugh how absolutely sad.
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nikabear
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM
No words......
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