A year after Dallas mom Elizabeth Escalona brutally attacked her 2-year-old-daughter, justice has finally been served! Despite her attorney's best efforts to lower the severity of her punishment, the 23-year-old has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her daughter so badly that the little girl went into a coma. 

During a sentence hearing earlier this week, prosecutors shared the horrifying details behind Escalona's abuse, revealing that the mother apparently attacked her young daughter, Jocelyn Cedillo, after she had problems with potty training. According to police, Escalona not only violently hit Cedillo and kicked her in the stomach, but also super glued the toddler's hands to a wall. Cedillo had to be hospitalized for about a week with severe injuries that included bleeding on her brain, a fractured rib, and bruises among several others.  

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Personally, I'm glad that the judge didn't give her the lighter sentence that prosecutors were asking for (which was 45 years or worse, just probation) and that Escalona got the harsh punishment she deserved. What kind of horrible, twisted person does something like that to anyone, let alone their own child? Especially over something as small as potty training? That poor little girl! It makes me sick to think of all the pain and torture she's been through.

Oh and what makes the whole thing worse? Escalona has four other children, including a baby born this year! I don't even want to imagine what she could have done to them over the years or what she might have done to them in the future had she not been arrested.

Thankfully, all five children, including Cedillo, have been placed under their grandmother's care where they will remain safe, sound, and far away from their mother. And as for Escanola, well she can spend  the rest of her years behind bars, thinking of what she put her poor kids through.

 

Image via Dallas County Sheriff's Department

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Flamenca

This woman is a beast, a thing! She is not fit to live among human beings, let alone calling her "mother! as the very word denotes nurturing.

 

This "thing" desreves to be locked away and have the key thrown away!....... C. Lugo

I am suspect of the grandmother as well..... Hopefully, she will be protective and caring towards her grandchildren and give special care to this little toddler.

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Dejame a mi aver como le gusta cuadrarse conmigo! She deserves as violent of a beating as the one she gave to her daughter! I would be more than happy to give her a piece of me.
Nannie

Desgraciada  Infeliz. Como siento el dolor de esos pobres chiquitos. Que Dios los proteja de ese demonio!!!

blanc...

:( no hay palabras para describirla

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She absolutely deserves life in prison....maybe some of the inmates will do to her what she did to her child.....only ...complete the job.
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You left out the part where she superglued the kid's hands to the bathroom wall !
MrsErika

omG ! things like this make my stomach turn upside down ! poor baby girl :( i hope she gets well soon and is safe with whomever is her caregiver , be it her grandmother or another relative .

as for taht piece of shit , id would to have her feel of what she did to her daughter but im sure she'll get her "warm welcome " at the jail she goes to .

im glad her kids are safe and sound now !

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