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Leniency sought for woman who glued kid

2012-10-10 11:02

Dallas — A woman who admitted beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall was a troubled teen.

Elizabeth Escalona faces from probation to life in prison, but prosecutors are seeking a 45-year prison sentence. She pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

Police say the 23-year-old mother attacked Jocelyn Cedillo in September 2011 because she was mad about potty training problems.

At the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, some authorities testified that Escalona was known to be in a gang when she was a teenager and harassed her mother.

But her mother, Ofelia Escalona, asked the judge for a sentence of probation.

She said her daughter "made a mistake. She's not a monster. She needs help."

Testimony was to continue on Wednesday.

Comments
  • ben.spreeth - 2012-10-10 11:23

    Leniency does not come to mind.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-10 12:01

      Mother needs to wake up! Her daughter IS a monster! A mistake is forgetting t pack nappies for the weekend trip, NOT gluing a kids hands to the wall and beating it until ribs are broken and brain is bleeding! Sorry, but if this woman thinks her daughter should have leniency, then she should be admitted to a mental institution herself!!

      Wilna Mouton Steyn - 2012-10-10 12:03

      It is obvious that the mother is scared of her daughter and the daughter is unfit to be a mother. Potty training only starts at 2. Lock up this person before she has more children.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-10 12:12

      ...and some w@nkers giving thumbs down... Guess they think it's all okay ;)

      albert.m.burger - 2012-10-10 12:56

      I am so thankful for my parents

  • christopher.shining - 2012-10-10 11:24

    Life for Satans little bi**ch!!

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-10 11:25

      Death would be far more deserving..

  • Julia Griffiths - 2012-10-10 11:40

    This person needs to be sent to jail for at least 20 years and stopped from having any more children

  • ralton.rayners - 2012-10-10 11:43

    Can I glue her hands to the wall and torture her... please please...

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-10 11:43

    Maybe the mother did the same to her when she was small.

  • lielie.smit - 2012-10-10 11:44

    Whaaaaattt???? DAmn mom, that's your grand children that gets buggered up by this hell hound!!!!

  • teresa.villarini - 2012-10-10 11:55

    Leniency! Are they mad! What about the poor child! Take those kids away from that grandmother too! Damn evil woman needs to be locked away for good and never allowed near those kids again! Needs help?! What so she can do it again to the baby younger than the 2yr old? No no no !

  • kirsten.a.foster.100 - 2012-10-10 12:31

    Wow you think you have problems!? In South Africa women allow men to rape their six year olds for cash and get away with like four years!

  • Moi - 2012-10-10 12:34

    Not a monster??? Really?? How else could you describe someone who does this to their own child??

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-10 12:38

    The mom is right she needs help so send her to a mental institution for life.

  • james.price.545849 - 2012-10-10 12:48

    Remove her from society - people like her should not be given further opportunity to procreate

  • janefrancis.hey - 2012-10-10 13:41

    do the same to her but on the side of a cliff.

  • elsje.botha - 2012-10-10 13:46

    Please, someone, hand her to me, together with a bottle of superglue and a rod. She will be begging to die. Despicable creature!

  • imran.simmins - 2012-10-10 14:23

    I have 2 daughters and just the thought of this happening to them at the hands of strangers is enough to make me want to committ all manner of horror against the perpetrator and here the perpetrator is the parent?!? This is sick man!!! SIES!!!!

  • becky.jamieson1 - 2012-10-11 15:07

    Lock her up for life!!! She is a damn animal!!! PIG

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