A young mother admitted on Thursday to gluing her two-year-old daughter’s hands to a wall and beating her into a coma. When Elizabeth Escalona, 23, left the courtroom after pleading guilty to injury to a child charges stemming from the horrific abuse in September. She told reporters afterward, ‘I have no comment, and only God can judge me. That’s all I gotta say.’ The toddler, Joselyn Cedillo, was briefly on life support in a coma. According to police records, glue and paint were stuck to her palms, with skin torn away in places. A relative told local station News 8 that the girl has broken bones, bruises and head injuries. The girl was rushed to hospital after Escalona called her mother and said there was something wrong with her daughter.
When the child’s grandmother got the house, the girl was unresponsive. According to police reports, Escalona dragged her daughter by her feet before gluing her hands to the wall until they bled. She then allegedly hit the girl in the stomach with a milk jug, kicked her and beat her with a shoe and a belt. Police said that numerous people had seen the suspect inflict pain on her daughter in the past. On the day of the attack Escalona changed her Facebook profile photo to one of her and Jocelyn and wrote, the Morning News reported: ‘Why does God put obstacles in my life?’ Escalona could face life in prison if convicted. She remains eligible for criminal adjudication, which would leave her without a criminal conviction on her record. The girl and three other siblings were taken into custody.