A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
A Dallas mother who glued her toddler's hands to a wall during a brutal attack has been denied a new trial.
Elizabeth Escalona requested the new trial after drawing a 99-year prison sentence for her guilty plea to felony injury to a child. She argued that prosecutors had offered her a 45-year prison sentence for her guilty plea, an offer she says her trial attorney called "ridiculous."
The Dallas Morning News reports state District Judge Larry Mitchell denied the motion Tuesday after Escalona's trial attorney, Angie N'Duka, denied her contention.
Police say Escalona kicked 2-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo, beat her, then glued her hands to an apartment wall. Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, bruises and bite marks and was comatose for two days.
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