Texas Woman Who Glued Toddler To Wall Sentenced To Prison

Elizabeth Escalona (Jail photo)

DALLAS (October 12, 2012)--Elizabeth Escalona, 23, of Dallas was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison for beating her toddler and gluing the child's hands to a wall.

Escalona faced a possible sentence ranging from probation to life in prison.

Prosecutors were seeking a 45-year sentence.

State District Judge Larry Mitchell decided her sentence Friday.

Investigators said say Escalona attacked 2-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo because of potty training problems.

Escalona pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

Police records show Escalona's other children told authorities she kicked Jocelyn in the stomach and hit her with a jug in September 2011.

They said Escalona glued Jocelyn's hands to the wall with a type of strong adhesive known as Super Glue.

Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, multiple bruises and was in a coma for several days.

Escalona had pleaded for leniency, saying she would never forgive herself what she did to her daughter.

She took the stand Wednesday at the sentencing hearing and admitted that she hit and kicked Jocelyn but said she didn't recall why she did it.

She also acknowledged she glued Jocelyn's hands to a wall.