MO - Oronogo grandmother sought to swap newborn for used car, police say

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Woman accused of trying to swap baby for car

    more at Joplin Globe link above

    Excellent and thorough info also from Kathee Baird's The Crime Scene blog, including the possibility that this wasn't a first-time occurrence:

    Jasper County Woman Charged With Child Trafficking For Attempting To Trade Newborn For Car
    much more at link above, with booking photo

    I remember hearing about the first - at least that I'd read about - of these "baby for car" cases, back in the '70s; Elvis Costello included a reference to it in his great song "Less Than Zero":

    Ah well. The past is still with us, again and again.
     
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  3. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    "To teach him he's alive before he wishes he was dead":(

    Let me look for that granny who tried to sell the baby in Florida for a car. We definately have a thread. Way after the 70's. More like 2010.

    Ummmmmm, police are looking into weather the last baby was adopted legally?:waitasec:Ya think?:waitasec: Lord willing both these babies will be O.K.

    It's amazing to me that people think they can just swap children. Newborns. Infants. Nooooooooo that's illegal people.
     
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    MorenoI New Member

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    What in the world is going on with these people's mind? Trading a baby for a car. Do people NOT value life anymore? This makes me sad.
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    "She came to the jail in the company of a bondsman and immediately posted a $2,500 surety bond and a $1,000 cash bond, and was released."

    So ya could have put at least a down payment on a car, "Grams!!!" This is disgusting! Who was this unnamed woman giving birth -- she consented to this?? Grrrrr!
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    June 2013:

    http://m.joplinglobe.com/news/local...c47-f322-540e-8956-b552caeccbeb.html?mode=jqm
     

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