Wash. mom who tried to sell baby to be set free

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Posted: Sep 30, 2011 10:46 AM
Wash. mom who tried to sell baby to be set free

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.