Elizabeth Escalona Sentence: Mom Who Glued Daughter's Hands to Wall Sentenced to 99 Years

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By Jessica Rodriguez , Christian Post Contributor
October 12, 2012|3:34 pm
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    Elizabeth Escalona and her daughter.

Elizabeth Escalona's sentence was read out Friday, with the Texas mom who tortured her two year old daughter and glued her hands to the wall sentenced to 99 years in prison.

State District Judge Larry Mitchell, who read the sentence, described that Escalona had "savagely beat" her toddler and so deserved a severe punishment.

The case has become infamous for the mother's actions of gluing her young daughter's hands to a wall, however, the two year old was allegedly forced to endure much worse punishments than that.

It was found that Escalona also physically beat her daughter so badly that she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside her skull. The heartbreaking case saw the 23 year old mother plead guilty to the charges against her earlier this year on July 12, and she has admitted to severely injuring her child.

A doctor who testified at the sentencing hearing reportedly revealed photos showing the horrific beatings the young two year old had to ensure at the hands of her own mother. After a severe beating on Sept. 7, 2011 the toddler was left in a coma for two days.

Police records in the case reveal that the two year old's siblings were also interviewed and they reported that their mother had repeatedly kicked the little girl in the stomach, as well as beating her with a milk jug. The beating concluded with the mother gluing the little girl's hands to a wall with extra strong adhesive "Super Glue." The incident caused some of the two year old's skin to be torn from her hands.

Prosecutors claimed that Escalona's beatings were sparked because the little girl was having problems with her potty training.

The judge confirmed that the mother would be eligible for parole in 30 years time at the earliest. Elizabeth Escalona's defense attorney, Angie N'Duka, stated that they plan to appeal the sentencing.

 

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