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Mom Who Glued Toddler's Hands Faces Sentencing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Texas mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands faces anything from probation to a life in prison for her crimes.

Elizabeth Escalona's sentencing hearing is set to continue Thursday, a day after she pleaded for leniency, saying she was no longer the "monster" who committed the attack.

Police say Escalona lost her temper last year with Jocelyn Cedillo over potty training problems. Escalona beat and kicked Jocelyn before sticking her hands to an apartment wall using an adhesive commonly known as Super Glue. The child was hospitalized for days.

Judge Larry Mitchell has a wide range in choosing Escalona's sentence: Anything from probation to life in prison is possible. Prosecutors are asking for a 45-year sentence.


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