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Texas mother accused of selling son gets 6 years in prison

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago Sunday, April 07 2019 Apr 7, 2019 April 07, 2019 3:08 PM April 07, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman accused of selling her 7-year-old son and planning to sell her two other children to settle a drug debt has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was sentenced Friday after taking a plea deal. She was convicted on three counts of selling or purchasing a child. She also was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to sell or purchase a child.

Last June investigators discovered her son had been sold for $2,500. Investigators also learned that she had planned to sell her two daughters, ages 2 and 3, as well - all to pay off a drug debt.

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