Elizabeth Escalona Sentenced To 99 Years For Beating Toddler Into Coma

Fri, October 12, 2012 3:24pm EDT by 14 Comments
Elizabeth Escalona Jail
Courtesy of CNN

A 23-year-old Dallas woman, who pled guilty to gluing her two-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall and beating her into a coma in 2011, was sentenced to 99 years in jail on Oct. 12.

Elizabeth Escalona, 23, admitted to the September 2011 torture she inflicted on her daughter, which left her with a fractured rib, bleeding in her brain, and in a coma for days. On Oct. 12, the young mother received a harsh sentence of 99 years in prison for her vicious attack.

During the sentencing trial, Elizabeth testified extensively in her defense, begging to not be sent to prison and for a second chance to redeem herself.

“I hit her, I kicked her constantly, and she didn’t deserve that,” she said on Oct. 11. “Only a monster does that.”

State District Judge Larry Mitchell expressed his understanding of Elizabeth’s troubled upbringing, including sexual and physical abuse against her, but did not believe he should implement leniancy on her

“On Sept. 7, 2011, you savagely beat your child to the edge of death,” he said. “For this you must be punished.” While he delivered the sentence of 99 years behind bars, Elizabeth showed no emotion.

According to police reports, Elizabeth hit the girl in the stomach with a milk jug, kicked her, and beat her with a belt, before gluing her hands to the wall. The toddler was rushed to the hospital, where she was briefly put on life support. Police say the young mother was frustrated with trying to potty train her two-year-old daughter.

The little girl surrived, and is now living with her grandmother, Ofelia Escalona, who testified on Elizabeth’s behalf.

What a heartbreaking case. We hope this family finds peace in this tragic case.

What do YOU think of the sentencing HollyMoms?

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better skin

Posted at 11:05 AM on April 9, 2013  

Hi, thanks for sharing.

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Veronika Hladová

Posted at 4:00 PM on October 16, 2012  

Texas, you are the sickest place in the world apart from Iran

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Shea-Lynn Delcuze

Posted at 1:52 PM on October 19, 2012  

Texas is so bad yet they gave her 99 years in prison? Hmmm… I think not!

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daya

Posted at 11:04 AM on October 15, 2012  

I think anyone who lays a finger on a child and harms them in anyway deserves this kind of penalty.

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Nhey23

Posted at 2:34 AM on October 15, 2012  

This is an unfair justice. really. The one who beats children and almost killed them gets lesser sentence while the one who killed his/her own child/ren is released? WHAT ON EARTH! Any wrongful acts done to children should be either life sentence or death sentence.

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kayla

Posted at 6:41 PM on October 14, 2012  

people who molest children get less!! that is what sickens me…I knew someone who murdered their parents and got 30 years explain that to me

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Heaven

Posted at 4:28 AM on October 14, 2012  

Just give her the death penalty and get that ugly face off this earth. Hopefully someone in jail will do the job.

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Tina

Posted at 5:29 PM on October 13, 2012  

She’s just as evil as Casey Anthony. Just because the child didnt die does not make it less of a crime. I hope she rots in prison.

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Carmen

Posted at 11:27 PM on October 12, 2012  

So Casey Anthony is probably sippin on coffee at Starbucks while this lady gets life, where one clearly killed and the other manic almost killed her daughter! Racial Disparity??

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Bob Manuel

Posted at 5:26 PM on October 13, 2012  

Different state is all I can think of. Texas would have strung Casey up.

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Nina

Posted at 6:22 PM on October 12, 2012  

99 years!? Might as well just kill her because 99 years is like….eternal for her life! I wouldnt survive that long in prison…hahah!

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Mumbnj

Posted at 4:07 PM on October 12, 2012  

Awesome! baby killers don’t last long in jail. Lets see how SHE likes being beaten into a coma.

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Person

Posted at 3:32 PM on October 12, 2012  

Ok rapists get a less sentence. But see what happens when teens have kids they never wanted… Super glue… Thats harsh. I bet her tears are from being locked up forever and shes just in her 20s

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ldsaecp

Posted at 4:00 PM on October 12, 2012  

I believe in Justice. Beating her kid just having potty training problems. At least she didn’t get burn in shower or get drown like I did when I was her age. By my ex stepfather. So I don’t have sympathy that mother. But I feel for her daughter.

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