Dallas mother sentenced to 99 years for gluing toddler’s hands to the wall

By Kay Steiger
Friday, October 12, 2012 15:02 EDT
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Elizabeth Escalona (screengrab via ABC News)
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A 23-year-old Dallas woman received a sentence of 99 years on Friday for charges related to beating her toddler and gluing the child’s hands to the wall.

According to the Associated Press, Elizabeth Escalona was arrested after authorities reported her in September 2011 because police reported she “kicked her daughter in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, then stuck her hands to an apartment wall with an adhesive commonly known as Super Glue.”

She pleaded guilty to a felony of child injury in July.

“Only a monster glues her daughter’s hands to the wall,” Dallas County prosecutor Eren Price reportedly said during the hearing.

The daughter, Jocelyn, is in the custody of grandmother, Ofelia Escalona, who is caring for her daughter’s four other children as well.

Watch the video, broadcast on ABC News.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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