Florida Mum Sold Baby To Buy Car, Police Charge

The baby’s grandmother brokered the deal and initially demanded US$75,000 (47,000 pounds) but agreed to cut the price to $30,000 when told the prospective buyer could not get a bank loan, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said.

The mother of the eight-week-old boy, Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22, of Bradenton, Florida, was to receive US$9,000 of the proceeds, the FDLE said.

“Fleming planned to purchase a new vehicle from the money received,” an FDLE spokeswoman said. Reuters