Mom Who Glued 2-Year-Old's Hands to a Wall Gets Longer Prison Sentence Than Sandusky

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Elizabeth EscalonaElizabeth Escalona has become known as the glue mom, the mom who glued her 2-year-old daughter's hands to a wall during a fit of pique while potty training the toddler. And now glue mom will be the woman parents think of before they abuse their kids. Because Elizabeth Escalona has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for what she did to little Joselyn Cedillo.

Ninety-nine years. That's more time than sadistic pedophile Jerry Sandusky got for more than 40 counts of child abuse. And you know what? It sounds about right.

This is not to say that Escalona's heinous acts are the same as Sandusky's.

No, they stand on their own. They are depraved in their own right.

Because Elizabeth Escalona didn't just glue her innocent daughter's hands to the wall. She beat her own child so badly that the child ended up in a coma. She used a helpless 2-year-old as a punching bag, and little Joselyn almost died.

I look at Escalona's conviction. I look at 99 years. And I think she got lucky. Many in this country would rather this were a case of an eye for an eye, of gluing Elizabeth's hands to the wall and beating her into a coma.

Granted, that's not how we do things in America. Which is why the extreme sentence handed down to the 23-year-old Escalona is something we need to see more often.

We need to send a message to abusive parents that just because their kids are powerless to defend themselves, just because kids are smaller, weaker doesn't mean they deserve anything less than the best treatment. Kids are still human beings; albeit smaller ones. And if we have to start sentencing more parents to extreme sentences to stop this tide of parents using punishments so extreme they are abusive, than so be it.

What do you think of the 99 year sentence? Too much or just enough?

 

Image via Dallas County Sheriff's Office

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nonmember avatar shelly

I think the time is fine, but the punishment isn't enough. I think the same thing about Sandusky. Actually, I think the same thing about anyone who abuses a child.

Nolanzo Nolanzo

No mercy for this neanderthal. I AM pissed that Sandusky got off easy. But no mercy for this poor excuse for a human being.

marie... mariesmama

please put her in general population in prison!

Jscot... Jscott1216

Monsters like this that can hurt children so easily should just be put to death. I'm pro death penalty! And believe whole heartedly that we should utilize a hell of a lot more than we do!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Yep, put her in general population and she'll be lucky to serve 99 hours of that sentence. They don't take kindly to child abusers in jail and there's always someone with nothing to lose.

nonmember avatar Emily

My initial response is beat the crap out of her like she beat her little girl. But we live in America, and that sort of justice isn't really considered justice. I read several article about this case (ironically I was studying this case a little for school), and I think she genuinely feels very guilty about her actions, but that is no excuse. None at all. I hope someone does give her a dose of her own medicine now that she's been through the good old American justice system.

sofia... sofia0587

Either way Sandusky will die in prison he's old as dirt now anyways and good that this monster got the sentence she had coming to her although I would have preferred gluing her hands to the wall ripping them off and pouring alcohol all over her hands and then getting and iron to shut the wounds and than beat her into almost a coma

jalaz77 jalaz77

This is perfect for her. Feel bad for her other children especially the victim. Hopefully someone can raise them together. Sandusky will die in prison. He better!

the4m... the4mutts

They got exactly equal sentences: life in prison.

Neither got enough, they should get the death penalty

Momm2... Momm2threeboyz

I dont like to wish bad on people, but in this case, I sincerely hope at least once if not every day of her sentence in the pen, someone beats the shit out of her! Just like she did that child. and Thank God that baby will no longer have to endure this heartless piece of trash!

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