Elizabeth Escalona was sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her daughter into a coma after gluing her hands to the wall as part of a potty training punishment.
The 23-year-old mother of 5 was sentenced after admitting to beating her 2-year-old daughter leaving little Jocelyn Cedillo in a coma for several days.
Prosecutor Eren Price, who originally offered Escalona a plea deal for 45 years, had argued that she now thought Escalona deserved life. Escalona, pleaded guilty in July to felony injury of a child, was on the witness stand for a second day.
She sobbed as she was on the stand explaining to the court room what she did to Jocelyn. She leftJocelyn with welts and bruises across her back from the savage beating. As a result of the beating Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, and had some skin torn off her hands, where doctors also found paint chips from the apartment wall, witnesses testified.
Police records show Escalona’s other children told authorities she kicked Jocelyn in the stomach and hit her with a jug in September 2011.
Price said Escalona will be eligible for parole in 30 years.