A Texas woman has been sentenced to six years behind bars after her conviction on three criminal counts associated with selling her young son and planning to sell two younger daughters in exchange for clearing out the debt she owed drug dealers.
As previously reported, Esmeralda Garza was arrested last year as state troopers executed a search warrant at her Corpus Christi home.
According to the New York Post, she was sentenced on Friday, days after entering into a plea deal with prosecutors.
She sold her 7-year-old son for $2,500 and had made plans to sell her 2- and 3-year-old daughters.
The plea deal included convictions on charges including selling or purchasing a child, money laundering, and conspiracy to sell or purchase a child.
“Garza stated that she and her boyfriend owe drug money and gave her child to [the woman] who [paid] $500 cash and clear the debt and an extra $700 when the ‘custody paperwork’ was signed,” and arrest affidavit asserted.
She received a six-year sentence for selling her child and a combined two years for the other counts. The sentences will run concurrently.
Esmeralda Barron Garza / Corpus Christi Texas / child abusing Cvnt / sold her children / 6 years prison pic.twitter.com/9C8OlR0VdB
— Stand For Justice (@Stand4Justice44) April 7, 2019
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