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article imageTexas mom gets 99 years for gluing 2-year-old's hands to wall

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By Brett Wilkins     Oct 12, 2012 in Crime
Dallas - A Texas woman has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating and kicking her two-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands to a wall.
CBS reports that 23-year-old Elizabeth Escalona of Dallas was sentenced on Friday.
Escalona was arrested last September. According to police, she kicked little Jocelyn, beat her with a milk jug and glued her hands to a wall with Super Glue. Escalona's other children said their mother did this because she was having difficulty toilet training Jocelyn.
Jocelyn, who was in a coma for two days after the hand-gluing incident, suffered from bleeding in her brain, a broken rib, bruises and bite marks. Skin had also been torn from her hands.
Escalona pleaded guilty to felony child injury in July. Her five children were placed in the custody of their grandmother.
Taking the stand to testify-- against the advice of her attorney, Escalona tearfully admitted to abusing her daughter.
"I hit her. I kicked her. Constantly," she confessed, also acknowledging gluing the toddler's hands to the wall.
"Only a monster glues her daughter's hands to the wall," Dallas County prosecutor Eren Price said during Escalona's hearing.
Escalona pleaded for leniency, acknowledging that she should "be put away" but saying she should be "given a second chance." When Price asked why, Escalona replied, "because I'm not a monster."
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