CNN reports a Texas mother who super-glued her daughter's hands to a wall and beat her over potty training issues was sentenced to 99 years in prison on Friday, according to a Dallas County felony records department district clerk.
Elizabeth Escalona, age 23, of Dallas, and mother of five, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of first-degree injury to a child, which according to the CNN article, is a crime punishable by anywhere between probation and life in prison.
Escalona's mother, Oefelia Escalona, testified that she found the child, named Jocelyn, and took her to the hospital where medical authorities noticed severe bruises to her face and head, and also a severe brain injury that lead to a temporary coma. The incident occurred in September 2011.
In the broadcast report, Escalona said on the stand that she repeatedly beat and kicked Jocelyn and that "she didn't deserve it."
Escalona will be eligible to ask for parole in 30 years, according to the Associated Press, although her attorney plans to appeal the sentence in order to get it reduced. All of Escalona's children are now in the custody of their grandmother, Oefelia Escalona.