DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas mother who glued her toddler's hands to a wall during a brutal attack has been denied a new trial.
Elizabeth Escalona requested the new trial after drawing a 99-year prison sentence for her guilty plea to felony injury to a child. She argued that prosecutors had offered her a 45-year prison sentence for her guilty plea, an offer she says her trial attorney called "ridiculous."
The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/VO7GQi ) state District Judge Larry Mitchell denied the motion Tuesday after Escalona's trial attorney, Angie N'Duka, denied her contention.
Police say Escalona kicked 2-year-old Jocelyn Cedillo (seh-DEE'-yoh), beat her, then glued her hands to an apartment wall. Jocelyn suffered bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, bruises and bite marks and was comatose for two days.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com