New Trial Denied for Mother who Glued Child's Hands

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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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