Mom seeks leniency for woman who glued kid's hands - Dallas News |

Mom seeks leniency for woman who glued kid's hands

Posted: Updated:

DALLAS (AP) - The mother of a Dallas woman who admitted beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall has asked a judge for leniency.

Elizabeth Escalona faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty in July to attacking daughter Jocelyn Cedillo last September.

Police say the 23-year-old mother kicked the girl in the stomach repeatedly and hit her with various objects before gluing her hands to the wall due to potty training problems.

Before resting their case Tuesday, prosecutors completed their questioning of Escalona's mother, Ofelia Escalona. She tearfully asked the judge for leniency in sentencing her daughter.

Ofeila Escalona said her daughter "made a mistake. She's not a monster. She needs help."

She asked the judge to sentence her daughter to probation.

A doctor testified Monday that Jocelyn was in a coma for about two days and hospitalized for about one week because of injuries that included bleeding on her brain.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices