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Mom: Toddler 'didn't deserve' to have hands glued

2 years ago Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:39:58 PM CDT October 10, 2012 Wednesday, October 10 2012 Oct 10, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

DALLAS - A Dallas mother who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing the child's hands to a wall says her daughter "didn't deserve that."

Elizabeth Escalona took the stand Wednesday at a sentencing hearing after she pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child. Police say the 23-year-old mother lost her temper last year with her then-2-year-old daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, over potty training problems.

Escalona and kicked Jocelyn before sticking her hands to an apartment wall using an adhesive commonly known as Super Glue.

Escalona admitted to hitting and kicking Jocelyn but said she didn't recall why she did it. She also acknowledged she glued Jocelyn's hands.

Prosecutors are asking for a 45-year prison sentence for Escalona.

Escalona's mother and sister have asked for leniency.

IMAGE: Dallas PD

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