Heartless Mom Tries to Sell Only Son for $2,000

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little boyJessica Marie Beers is like a lot of single moms out there. She's struggling to make ends meet. But unlike most single moms, she tried to sell her her 5-year-old son. For $2,000.

According to police, the 28-year-old mom tried to pawn her boy off to a couple she befriended at her Tampa Bay church. After Beers made the insane offer, James Gardner, the husband, alerted the authorities. In classic MacGyver fashion, the cops told him to go ahead and proceed with a phony deal. When Beers showed up at the decided-upon meeting spot to swap out her kid for the cash, she was immediately arrested and booked for sale of parental rights. Oh, and sidebar, she was also allegedly violating the terms of probation for a prior grand theft arrest. Keepin' it classy.

Apparently, Gardner and his wife had been giving money to Jessica for years so she could pick up "food and other basic necessities." They even let her move in with them at one point. Eventually, the couple realized that said food and necessities translated to boatloads of prescription drugs.

As disturbing and horrifying as this story is, I sort of feel like Jessica trying to sell her little boy wound up being a good thing. Because this possibly was the only way he was ever going to be taken away from her and put in child protective services. A woman like Jessica has absolutely no business being a mother, and as long as she kept a low profile (and had others watch him), nobody would have known just how unsafe her son was with her. So, nice going, Jessica. Your heartless, callous attempt at selling your only child would up working to his advantage.

What do you think about Jessica Beers?


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dirti... dirtiekittie

i think that there are reasons why people say that you should have to take a test to be a parent these days... and examples like this are just a clear vote in the tally to do so! sigh. addiction can do terrible, terrible things to good people.

MomoJL MomoJL

I wonder if the Gardner's will step forward as a placement option.  Sounds like they know and love him.

Dan Faust

The family that was offered the kid for 2000 may just get it for free and the kid gets a second chance with a nice family. I say that is a win win.

Melis... Melissa042807

I hope that little boy ends up with a wonderful family who loves him.


And I hope that mother never has children again. She doesn't deserve them.

nmmama09 nmmama09

Hopefully, some good with come of this and the boy will be placed with a loving family who can and want to take care of him.

JaneE... JaneEyre27

I wouldn't pay five bucks for that kid.

Chalon Jones

2 grand seems like a fair price for a 5 year old.  Lol.  What a horrid woman.

xavie... xavierlogan09

i think she is an idiot. Im glad she got caught. I hope she loses all rights to her child.

Ataem... Ataemommy

Well I mean..he was 5. That's prime sale time.

bills... billsfan1104

What an idiot. She should of asked for more. My kids are worth at least 10 grand a piece.

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