Woman on trial for beating daughter

DALLAS — A Dallas woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to a wall sobbed Thursday as a prosecutor ordered her to look at the injuries she inflicted on her daughter.

Elizabeth Escalona began crying and did not speak for several seconds after prosecutor Eren Price displayed a photo of then-2-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo during Escalona’s sentencing hearing. Dozens of red and brown marks from the September 2011 beating covered Jocelyn’s back.

Escalona, who pleaded guilty in July to felony injury of a child, faces anywhere from probation to life in prison. Prosecutors are seeking a 45-year sentence.


Police say Escalona kicked her daughter in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, then stuck her hands to an apartment wall with an adhesive commonly known as Super Glue, allegedly due to potty training problems.

Associated Press