Mom jailed for abusing daughter

2012-10-14 09:01

Washington - A Texas judge has sentenced a mother who superglued her toddler's hands to a wall to 99 years in prison, local media reported on Saturday.

During the September 2011 assault on her two-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Escalona also beat the girl into a coma, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The 23-year-old mother of five had pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

"I hit her, I kicked her constantly, and she didn't deserve that," the newspaper's crime blog quoted Escalona as saying in court last week. "Only a monster does that."

According to the blog, the abuse - which resulted in bleeding of the girl's brain - appeared to be over potty training.

Before handing down the sentence, Judge Larry Mitchell said Escalona needed to be punished for savagely beating her child "to the edge of death."

The daughter survived and, according to testimony referenced by the blog, is doing well.

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-10-14 09:14

    hahahahahahaha!!!!! what a retard!!!! She must be locked up and have her hands glued to the wall in prison!!!!

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-14 09:15

    Serves her right!

  • lskosana3 - 2012-10-14 09:21

    Good, she should never be allowed near any child ever again!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-14 09:55

    Take a hint South African Judges, this is the kind of sentence that should be given to child abusers in South Africa, not a smack on the hand and bail or the short sentence that they are given here.

      henre.reyneke - 2012-10-14 10:32

      True, but a SA death sentence would be better for keeping jails empty. Here they will get 99 years but will go free in 5 because the jail is to full. Bring back Death sentence for SA!

  • david.coetzee.77 - 2012-10-14 10:53

    Yet the same state gives sentences as light as 5 years to pedophiles

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-14 11:16

    Good.Now we should start the same thing in our country,South Africa. People depend on their "culture" to murder their children and then either get away with it or serve small sentences. Perhaps we should also enforce the "one child" family as they do in China.

  • bernardandrew.ndlovu - 2012-10-14 12:11

    woooooooooo, 23yrs mother of five, there was no tv or free time. - 2012-10-14 20:26

      Its like a kid a year since she was 19. I bet the kids are with as many number of men as the kids.

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-15 08:34

      Spay the bitch

  • kerrimg - 2012-10-14 12:20

    welldone lock her up

  • gabi.james.779 - 2012-10-14 13:35

    She should be sterilised. 5 kids...pathetic

  • scholesss - 2012-10-14 14:43

    oh am you made my weekend mr judge. justice has been sttled squarely. nive lesson to others

  • scholesss - 2012-10-14 14:45

    oh am you made my weekend mr judge. justice has been settled\r\nsquarely. nice lesson to others

  • shannon.mcmurtrie.3 - 2012-10-14 18:01

    EXCELLENT!! Now send that judge here....

  • bongile.langa - 2012-10-14 23:13

    YES!YES!YES! DO YOU HEAR THAT SA JUDGES, PLLLLZZZZ embark on this Judge's footsteps!

  • becky.jamieson1 - 2012-10-15 11:03

    Now I just wish SA was that harsh! Im SO glad that woman will never be allowed near her child again... I have the beat her in prison!!

  • sanet.redgard1 - 2012-10-15 13:11

    Awesome!!! More courts should punish this severely for crimes against children, we are supposed to protect, not abuse them!!!

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