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Texas mom pleads guilty to beating girl, gluing hands to wall

Published July 13, 2012 6:56 am

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Dallas • A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to injury to a child, acknowledging she beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the girl's hands to a wall.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Elizabeth Escalona told reporters as she left the courtroom Thursday: "Only God can judge me. That's all I gotta say."

Her daughter was in a coma for two days after the Sept. 7 incident. The girl and her siblings were then taken into state custody.

Police records show that the toddler's siblings told investigators their mother kicked the girl in the stomach repeatedly and hit her with various objects before gluing her hands to the wall.

Dallas police say Escalona was angry about potty training problems.

Escalona faces up to life in prison. Sentencing is set for Sept. 10.