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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