A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
A Dallas woman who admitted beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall was a troubled teen.
Elizabeth Escalona faces from probation to life in prison, but prosecutors are seeking a 45-year prison sentence. She pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child.
Police say the 23-year-old mother attacked Jocelyn Cedillo in September 2011 because she was mad about potty training problems.
At the sentencing hearing Tuesday, some authorities testified that Escalona was known to be in a gang when she was a teenager and harassed her mother.
But her mother, Ofelia Escalona, asked the judge for a sentence of probation.
She said her daughter "made a mistake. She's not a monster. She needs help."
Testimony was to continue Wednesday.
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