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Washington State Mom Who Tried To Sell Baby To Be Set Free

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 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.

      
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