VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A woman who tried to sell her baby boy at a Taco Bell restaurant in southwest Washington will be free from jail soon.
Under an agreement with Clark County prosecutors, 36-year-old Heidi Knowles pleaded guilty on Thursday to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to 77 days in jail by a county judge.
The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/pYcLlp ) Knowles has already served that amount of time 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 boy to a woman and offered to sell him for between $500 and $5,000. She declined and called 911.
Child Protective Services took the baby and later placed him with a relative. Court hearings on the child’s custody are pending.