US mum who glued daughter's hands to wall faces life term
DALLAS (AP) - A woman who super-glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall also 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 up to life in prison after pleading guilty in July to attacking her daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, last September. Police say the 23-year-old mother attacked the toddler due to potty training problems.
During a sentencing hearing that began on Monday, prosecutors presented gruesome photos and details of the attack.
Jocelyn was hospitalised for about one 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.