Elizabeth Escalona, a mother who admitted to beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the child's hands faces severe punishment for that mistreatment.
Police say Escalona lost her temper with young Jocelyn Cedillo over potty training issues.
That's putting it mildly. Escalona allegedly beat and kicked Jocelyn before sticking her hands to the wall using an adhesive commonly known as Super Glue.
The child was hospitalized for days.
Escalona pleaded for leniency this week, saying she was no longer that "monster."
"I will never forgive myself for what I did to my own daughter," she said.
Having pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child, Escalona could face mere probation or many, many years in prison based on the offense.
Judge Larry Mitchell has a wide range in determining that.
Defense attorney Angie N'Duka asked Escalona what she thought of photos that prosecutors presented earlier this week showing her daughter's injuries.
"Only a monster does that," Escalona responded. "When that happened, I was [one] ... I want everybody to know I'm not a monster. I love my kids."