Texas - A mother in Texas is on trial after she punished her two-year-old daughter by gluing her hands to a wall.
Prosecutors say Elizabeth Escalano severely beat her daughter over potty-training.
When she arrived at the hospital, the child’s brain was swollen. Her body was bruised from head to toe, which included bite marks on her skin. And then, police say her mother glued her hands to a wall.
A doctor testified -- with tears in her eyes -- that the abuse fits the criteria for torture. "When I think about the time frame that would have been required to glue her to the wall, inflict injury to almost every flat surface of her body, pull her hair out, belly injuries, head injures...when I think about the time involved and what that scene must have looked like, it's overwhelming," said Dr. Amy Barton of Children’s Medical Center.
Escalano faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.