Man pleads no contest in alleged bid to sell baby

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Posted: Mar 17, 2011 7:46 PM

Authorities say a Florida man who was accused of helping his girlfriend in a scheme to sell her infant grandson has been sentenced to time served.

Prosecutors in Florida's Volusia County reported Thursday that 42-year-old Lawrence Works has pleaded no contest to being a principal to the sale of a child. A judge sentenced him to the 133 days he's already spent in jail. He has also agreed to testify against 46-year-old Patty Bigbee.

Authorities say Bigbee and Works accepted a $30,000 cashier's check in November for now-6-month-old Aidan Fleming at a Daytona Beach parking lot.

Authorities say the child's mother, 22-year-old Stephanie Bigbee-Davis, pleaded no contest recently in the case. They say she received a two-year sentence, which will run concurrently with another sentence for an unrelated fraud conviction.