Abused child 'didn't deserve that'

JAMIE STENGLE
Last updated 11:55 11/10/2012

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A Dallas mother who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing the child’s hands to a wall says her daughter ‘‘didn’t deserve that’’.

Elizabeth Escalona took the stand Wednesday at a sentencing hearing after she pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.

Police said the 23-year-old mother lost her temper last year with her then 2-year-old daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, over potty training problems.

Escalona kicked Jocelyn before sticking her hands to an apartment wall using an adhesive commonly known as Super Glue.

Escalona admitted to hitting and kicking Jocelyn, but said she didn’t recall why she did it. She also acknowledged she glued Jocelyn’s hands.

Prosecutors are asking for a 45-year prison sentence for Escalona.

Escalona’s mother and sister have asked for leniency.

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