October 10, 2012
Elizabeth Escalona, 23, enters a courtroom Monday for sentencing in Dallas. Escalona pleaded guilty on July 12 to injury to a child and is facing up to life in prison. A doctor testified the Texas mother glued her 2-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall and beat the toddler so badly she suffered significant brain trauma and bleeding inside her skull.
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A mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child’s hands made a plea for leniency Wednesday, saying she was no longer the “monster” who committed the attack.