Mom who glued kid’s hands to a wall ‘made a mistake’

2012-10-10 07:05

Dallas – The mother of a woman who admitted beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall has asked a judge for leniency.

Elizabeth Escalona faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in July to attacking daughter Jocelyn Cedillo last September.

Police say the 23-year-old mother attacked the toddler due to potty training problems.

Before resting their case yesterday, prosecutors completed their questioning of Escalona’s mother, Ofelia Escalona.

She tearfully asked the judge for leniency in sentencing her daughter.

Ofeila Escalona said her daughter “made a mistake. She’s not a monster. She needs help.”
She asked the judge to sentence her daughter to probation.

A doctor testified Monday that Jocelyn was hospitalised for about one week with injuries that included bleeding on her brain.

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