WA mom who tried to sell baby to be set free
Thursday, September 29, 2011
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A woman who tried to sell her newborn son at a Taco Bell restaurant in southwest Washington will be free from jail soon.
Under an agreement with Clack County prosecutors, 36-year-old Heidi Knowles plead guilty on Thursday to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 77 day in jail by a county judge.
The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/pYcLlp) Knowles has already served 77 days in jail, and will be released this week.
According to court documents, prosecutors say Knowles approached a woman in the restaurant on July 14, handed her 1-year-old baby and offered to sell him for between $500 and $5,000. The woman declined and called 911.
Child Protective Services took the baby into protective custody and later placed him with a relative. Court hearings on the child's custody are pending.