Mom faces life in prison for attack on daughter, 2
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- ‘Organic’ tag on water-raised produce raises ire
- Supreme Court leans toward legalizing gay marriage nationally
- Severe storm with tornado roars into north Texas
- Presley’s planes will remain at Graceland
- McCain renews push to have military, not CIA, manage drone strikes
- Corinthian Colleges to shut down more than two dozen remaining schools
- Study a surprise: Commercial bees unfazed by pesticides
- At New York City rally, United States urged to acknowledge slaughter of Armenians as genocide
- Mourners attend Baltimore man’s wake
- High morale linked to longer survival among elderly
- Oregon mulls law limiting antibiotic use on livestock