A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison by a judge who described his decision as a necessary punishment for a brutal, shocking attack.
Elizabeth Escalona did not immediately react as state district judge Larry Mitchell pronounced the sentence at the end of a five-day hearing.
Prosecutor Eren Price, who originally offered Escalona a plea deal for 45 years, had argued that she now thought the 23-year-old mother deserved life.
"On September 7, 2011, you savagely beat your child to the edge of death," Mitchell said. "For this you must be punished."
Escalona's other children told authorities their mother attacked Jocelyn due to potty training problems.
Police say she 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.