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Mom Gets 99 Years in Prision for Beating and Gluing Daughter's hands to Wall

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Texas Mom Who Glued Daughter's Hands to Wall Gets 99 Years in Prison

Oct. 12, 2012

The Texas mom who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued her hands to a wall was sentenced today to 99 years in prison. Judge Larry Mitchell gave the life sentence to a tearful Elizabeth Escalona, 23, because "you savagely beat your child to the edge of death."

 The sentence came down after five days of painful testimony in the case, as prosecutors showed pictures of the beaten toddler to Escalona and asked her if she was a "monster."

 "A monster did this," prosecutor Eren Price told Escalona, according to ABC News affiliate WFAA..

 Escalona, who had pleaded guilty in July, nodded and replied, "Yes."

Elizabeth Escalona, 23, breaks down as she responds to a line of questions in the sentencing phase of her trial, Oct. 11, 2012, in Dallas.
 
The attack on the child came after Escalona became frustrated with potty training. Testimony from the girl's siblings revealed that Escalona kicked the girl in the stomach and hit her with a milk jug before gluing her hands to the wall. The girl was hospitalized in a coma from the beating and some skin had been torn off her hands, doctors testified.

 The mother of three pleaded for leniency during her sentencing hearing, begging the judge to consider that she had been sexually abused as a child. But cross-examination by the prosecutors pointed out that Escalona was a consistently abusive mother who did drugs and beat her children.

 Escalona admitted to using drugs since the age of 13, smoking marijuana while she was pregnant, and doing drugs and drinking while out on bond for a prior felony charge.

 The prosecution projected the words "LIAR" and "MONSTER" on a screen above Escalona's head during cross-examination.

 Escalona said she did not clearly remember the beating she gave to her daughter in 2011 that left the toddler hospitalized. She could not recall where she got glue and had no idea why she glued her child's hands to the wall.

 Escalona's family cried out as Mitchell announced the sentence, later hanging their heads in their laps and crying, according to the Dallas Morning News. Escalona showed little emotion.

 Escalona will be eligible for parole in 30 years. Her children are now in the custody of the state.

 

by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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iamcafemom83
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:14 AM
I cannot imagine a mother ever treating a child that came from her in this manner. And over potty training. I know it is a frustrating time, but whatever happened to walking away? She deserves every single year she got.
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SEEKEROFSHELLS
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM

 Oh I believe the woman glued the girls hands to the wall. I can't imagine LIAR and MONSTER above her head in a courtroom. Did you see a pic of that during her trial. If you did let me know, I will take your word for it. If that indeed happened, I think it should be a mistrial, and she gets a new trial. Innocent til proven guilty, and that had to influence.

Quoting Lizardannie1966:

I can't link with Mozilla but I actually read about this story on NBC.com, which is one of my subscriptions on FB.

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

Sorry, I am NOT buying this story!!! At trial when she testified in Texas the prosecution had LIAR and MONSTER above her head, I am not buying the story, and if this did indeed happen,(which I doubt) she needs to go for a mistrial I don't like the story with the child, I don't believe signs were above her during  the trial. This is from  blog, with a  link to a new source to give it legitimacy. 



survivorinohio
by René on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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I agree with you, I think its awful if they did that even during the penalty phase of the trial. I thought about that right off.

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 Oh I believe the woman glued the girls hands to the wall. I can't imagine LIAR and MONSTER above her head in a courtroom. Did you see a pic of that during her trial. If you did let me know, I will take your word for it. If that indeed happened, I think it should be a mistrial, and she gets a new trial. Innocent til proven guilty, and that had to influence.

Quoting Lizardannie1966:

I can't link with Mozilla but I actually read about this story on NBC.com, which is one of my subscriptions on FB.

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

Sorry, I am NOT buying this story!!! At trial when she testified in Texas the prosecution had LIAR and MONSTER above her head, I am not buying the story, and if this did indeed happen,(which I doubt) she needs to go for a mistrial I don't like the story with the child, I don't believe signs were above her during  the trial. This is from  blog, with a  link to a new source to give it legitimacy. 




How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


Lizardannie1966
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Ahhh...now I get what you're saying and no, I have not seen a pic of anything like that concerning her, her trial or this story.

Sorry for misunderstanding.

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

 Oh I believe the woman glued the girls hands to the wall. I can't imagine LIAR and MONSTER above her head in a courtroom. Did you see a pic of that during her trial. If you did let me know, I will take your word for it. If that indeed happened, I think it should be a mistrial, and she gets a new trial. Innocent til proven guilty, and that had to influence.

Quoting Lizardannie1966:

I can't link with Mozilla but I actually read about this story on NBC.com, which is one of my subscriptions on FB.

Quoting SEEKEROFSHELLS:

Sorry, I am NOT buying this story!!! At trial when she testified in Texas the prosecution had LIAR and MONSTER above her head, I am not buying the story, and if this did indeed happen,(which I doubt) she needs to go for a mistrial I don't like the story with the child, I don't believe signs were above her during  the trial. This is from  blog, with a  link to a new source to give it legitimacy. 




gerigirl90
by Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I agree w/ this.


Quoting Luv.My.Kidz:

She shouldn't even be eligible for parole!


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Joqui
by Joqui on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:25 AM

a 2 yr old?! frustrating because of potty training?! 

fucking stupid bitch... that's all the words I have right now. 

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:43 AM

What the hell is wrong with people??

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:45 AM

I understand frustration with potty training.  My 3 year old pooped in her underwear the other day.  Do you think I glued her hands to the wall after beating her with a milk jug?  No, I did the reasonable thing and undressed her in the shower with the water going to clean her off.  Sheesh.

Quoting Joqui:

a 2 yr old?! frustrating because of potty training?! 

fucking stupid bitch... that's all the words I have right now. 


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Joqui
by Joqui on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:48 AM

LOL I remember the pooping in undies with my DD. My DS pee'd one time on himself and hated it but it was as if my DD just did not give a crap LOL ... I would be sooooo frustrated, but yep... all you can do is take the undies off (throw em away or rinse them out) and bathe her and just keep trying... it's all part of mommyhood, I just can't understand people that let themselves get this mad and just forget that it's a TWO yr old... poor child :-(

Quoting kailu1835:

I understand frustration with potty training.  My 3 year old pooped in her underwear the other day.  Do you think I glued her hands to the wall after beating her with a milk jug?  No, I did the reasonable thing and undressed her in the shower with the water going to clean her off.  Sheesh.

Quoting Joqui:

a 2 yr old?! frustrating because of potty training?! 

fucking stupid bitch... that's all the words I have right now. 



kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:50 AM

My husband sometimes forgets that she's 3.  He tells her to grow up, and stop acting like a 2 year old... then stops, looks at her, and starts cracking up.  But he doesn't beat her because she is acting 3.

I can't understand how a person can become so violent towards someone so helpless.

Quoting Joqui:

LOL I remember the pooping in undies with my DD. My DS pee'd one time on himself and hated it but it was as if my DD just did not give a crap LOL ... I would be sooooo frustrated, but yep... all you can do is take the undies off (throw em away or rinse them out) and bathe her and just keep trying... it's all part of mommyhood, I just can't understand people that let themselves get this mad and just forget that it's a TWO yr old... poor child :-(

Quoting kailu1835:

I understand frustration with potty training.  My 3 year old pooped in her underwear the other day.  Do you think I glued her hands to the wall after beating her with a milk jug?  No, I did the reasonable thing and undressed her in the shower with the water going to clean her off.  Sheesh.

Quoting Joqui:

a 2 yr old?! frustrating because of potty training?! 

fucking stupid bitch... that's all the words I have right now. 




babiesbabybaby development

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