Abused child to be relased from hospital into state custody

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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WFAA

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 14 at 4:27 PM

DALLAS -- During a court hearing on Wednesday, a judge ruled to keep two-year-old Joselyn Cedillo and her siblings in the custody of Child Protective Services.

The Dallas girl, who police said was tortured by her mother, will be released from the hospital on Wednesday too. Police said they were amazed that the little girl survived considering what they said was done to her by her mother.

Dallas police arrested Joselyn’s mother, 22- year-old Elizabeth Escalona last week. Police said Escalona glued her daughter’s hands to the wall until they bleed and then beat the toddler until she stopped breathing. She faces felony charges.

Cedilla was on a respirator for several days, but has since recovered.

In court Wednesday, the judge not only made the announcement that the little girl is recovering, but her father could not take custody of her just yet. A home study must be done first to determine what is best for them. The father of her other siblings was given the same court order in order to gain custody of the children.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com

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