Mother Accused of Selling Her Baby in a Classified Ad

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A mother in Dallas is accused of trying to sell her child in the newspaper.  A 26-year old woman by the name of Brittany Hill was arrested this week on charges of child abandonment.  Authorities say that she listed her 4-month old baby for sale for $4,000.  A potential customer saw the ad and called police.   Ironically, the person was seriously considering purchasing the child.

Managers at Hill’s apartment complex came to her house to get the rent and found the baby all alone.  The mother was arrested when she returned.  The baby is now with child protective services.

Neighbors expressed shock over what happened.

“I can’t take this,” Omara Muhammad said. “It’s hard to see anybody’s child go through something like this. It’s not fair.”

“I just think it’s a very sad situation, and I’m glad that the baby is safe and away from those people,” said Latonia Smith, another neighbor.

“I saw her when she was pregnant, and she just seemed to be very depressed, always alone sitting on the stairway,” said Smith.

The neighbors say that if the woman had made it known that she was struggling this much, they would have tried to help her as much as they could.

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