West Virginia mother charged with trying to sell infant son for $5,000

A West Virginia mother is accused of trying to sell her five-month-old son to get money for a new apartment.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia mother is accused of trying to sell her five-month-old son to get money for a new apartment.

Rebecca Sue Taylor of Charleston was being held Friday at South Central Regional Jail on a felony charge of offering the purchase or sale of a child.

A criminal complaint accuses the 19-year-old of offering to sell her son to another woman for $10,000.

The woman, identified as Leigh Burr, told Charleston police that Taylor later cut her price to $5,000.

According to the complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Burr said Taylor told her she had never bonded with her son and needed money for another apartment.

Taylor was arrested Wednesday.