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Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Gets 99 Years

Prosecutors were seeking 45 years in the case of Elizabeth Escalona, 23, who pleaded guilty July 12 to first-degree injury to a child after admitting to beating her 2-year-old daughter Jocelyn and gluing her hands to a wall in September of last year. A district judge, however, nearly doubled that sentence, sending the mother to prison for 99 years Friday. A charge of first-degree injury to a child carries a sentence of five years to life.

Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Faces Life Sentence

On July 12, Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty to first-degree injury to a child after admitting to beating her 2-year-old daughter Jocelyn and gluing her hands to a wall in September of last year. The Dallas mom’s three other children witnessed the abuse, which resulted in bleeding of the brain, a fractured rib and severe bruising. In a sentencing hearing scheduled for today, she faces a possible life sentence.

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