Elizabeth Escalona, 23, the Texas mother who glued child’s hands to wall says she’s not a monster at her sentencing hearing
The mother of five, Escalona pleaded guilty in July to felony injury of her child Jocelyn Cedillo.
Jocelyn Cedillo, a toddler, was kicked and hit with a milk jug and ultimately had her hands glued to the wall with super glue by her own mother.
Escalona was apparently frustrated because of problems potty training her daughter.
Little Jocelyn Cedillo suffered severe abuse at the hands of the mother.
She was hospitalized and in a coma for two days due to the severe beating she received from her very own mother.
The toddler suffered bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, bite marks and multiple bruises
Escalona’s family is rallying around her and saying that she is not a monster and that she simply made a mistake and needs help.
According to Fox News, Escalona said at her sentencing hearing, “I love my kids ”
She also reportedly said, “I will never forgive myself for what I did to my own daughter”
Escalona’s mother Ofelia Escalona said that she blamed herself because her daughter was abused as a child and she should’ve helped her but failed to do so.
In a strange twist, Ofelia Escalona who, by her own admission, failed to help her own daughter is now raising her daughter’s five children
Margaret Escalona said her sister “needs help “and that a jail sentence was not the answer
Abused as a child or not, a 23 year old person that has already given birth to five other children and is of average, basic intelligence, should be expected to clearly know that hitting and super gluing your child’s hand to a wall is simply wrong.
There are unfortunately many children who have been abused and do not grow up to be child abusers.
Her family’s assertion that the cause of the abuse is due to her being abused as a child appears to be simply a maneuver on the family’s part to try to get a reduced sentence for the mother who nearly killed her own daughter.
Escalona, certainly not a candidate for mother of the year, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.