October 12, 2012
Prosecutor Eren Price, left, points to a piece of state’s evidence as she addresses Elizabeth Escalona, 23, during Escalona’s sentencing proceedings Thursday. Escalona was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison for beating her toddler and gluing the child’s hands to a wall.
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A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler’s hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a judge who described his decision as a necessary punishment for a brutal, shocking attack. Elizabeth Escalona did not immediately react as State District Judge Larry Mitchell pronounced the sentence at the end of a five-day hearing. Prosecutor Eren Price, who originally offered Escalona a plea deal for 45 years, had argued that she now thought the 23-year-old mother deserved life.