Prosecutors say a 25-year-old Dallas mother is a liar and should be sentenced to life behind bars for gluing her toddler daughter's hands to the wall and beating her.
In powerful cross-examination on Thursday, prosecutors got Elizabeth Escalona to admit to a past history of lying and drinking while out of jail on bond.
One of the prosecutors wrote "LIAR - with reasons" on an overhead projector in the courtroom.
Escalona also testified that she lied to doctors and other experts assigned to her case, but told a prosecutor that she was "not a liar."
On Wednesday, Escalona took the stand in her own defense and pleaded with the judge to sentence her to probation. Escalona has four other children besides Jocelyn, the 2-year-old who survived the abuse.
Her youngest child was born after the attack.
"I want everyone to know I'm not a monster," Escalona said tearfully. She said she could never forgive herself for hurting her child.
Escalona's mother and sister testified Wednesday in to her abuse-filled past, including Escalona's gang status and the fact she started smoking pot at age 11.
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