Toddler-abuse mother gets 99 years
A US woman has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her toddler and gluing the child's hands to a wall.
Elizabeth Escalona faced from probation to life in prison. Prosecutors sought 45 years behind bars.
A judge in Dallas, Texas, decided her sentence today.
Police say Escalona attacked two-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo because of potty training problems. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.
Police records show Escalona's other children told authorities she kicked Jocelyn in the stomach and hit her with a jug in September 2011.
They said Escalona glued Jocelyn's hands to the wall with a type of strong glue known as Super Glue.
Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, multiple bruises and was in a coma for a couple of days.