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Mom faces life in prison for attack on daughter, 2

| Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, 8:40 p.m.

DALLAS — A Dallas woman who superglued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall beat the girl so badly that she suffered bleeding on her brain, a doctor testified on Monday during the mother's sentencing hearing.

Elizabeth Escalona faces life in prison for pleading guilty in July to attacking her daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, in September 2011. Police say the 23-year-old mother attacked the toddler because of potty training problems.

During the hearing, prosecutors presented gruesome photos and details of the attack.

Jocelyn was hospitalized for about a week with injuries that included bleeding on her brain, a fractured rib, severe bruises and others likely caused by direct blows, according to Dr. Amy Barton, a former child abuse specialist at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

“When I think about the time involved in that and what that scene must have looked like, it's overwhelming,” Barton said.

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