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Elizabeth Escalona, Texas mom who glued toddler's hands to wall after brutal beating, sentenced to 99 years in prison

This undated photo from the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows Elizabeth Escalona. AP/Dallas County Sheriff

Dallas County Sheriff's Dept. photo of Elizabeth Escalona
This undated photo from the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows Elizabeth Escalona.
AP/Dallas County Sheriff

(CBS/AP) DALLAS - Elizabeth Escalona, a Dallas mother, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her two-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands to a wall.

PICTURES: Mom who glued tot's hands to wall gets 99 years

Escalona faced from probation to life in prison, with prosecutors seeking 45 years behind bars. A state district judge decided her sentence Friday.

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 adhesive known as super glue.

Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, multiple bruises and was in a coma for a couple of days.

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