Texas Mother, 29, Is Accused of Selling Her Children

Associated Press and Matthew Wright, Daily Mail, July 4, 2018

Esmeralda Garza, 29, of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday and charged with the sale or purchase of a child

Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her seven-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.

Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday.

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DPS says that agents were executing a drug search warrant in Corpus Christi when they located a seven-year-old who had allegedly been sold and purchased, according to KRIS-TV.

Authorities say two girls, ages two and three, were in the process of being sold.

According to the Detroit Free Press, a woman said she bought the boy from Garza for $2,500.

A police report said: ‘Garza stated that she and her boyfriend owe drug money and gave her child to (the woman) who pay $500 cash and clear the owe debt and and extra $700 when the ‘custody paperwork’ was signed.’

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