Mother convicted of selling 7-year-old son

Image source: Texas Department of Public Safety

A Texas woman sold her 7-year-old son and was in the process of selling her two young daughters to pay off a drug debt.

Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety in Corpus Christi found the 7-year-old a child in a home owned by a woman, whose name has been withheld, while conducting a drug search. According to The Associated Press, authorities soon discovered that the boy’s mother, Esmerelda Garza, had sold her child to the woman for $2,500 to cover Garza’s drug debt. Garza was also going to sell her two daughters, ages 2 and 3, respectively.

Garza pleaded guilty to three counts of selling or purchasing a child and was sentenced to six years in prison. She will be eligible for parole in two years.

Prosecutors are currently in the process of building a case against Garza’s boyfriend and the couple who purchased her son.


A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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