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Man accused of trying to sell baby on Craigslist

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:03am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:06am

You can find a lot of things on Craigslist, but one man is accused of posting ads to sell another woman's baby. According to reports, he felt the two-month-old got in the way of a romantic relationship with the mother.

There are things we're used to seeing sold on Craigslist, baby strollers, baby high chairs, baby cribs, but a real baby?

Prosecutors say 23-year-old, Paul Marquez, posted an ad in the Staten Island section of Craigslist, attempting to sell the baby of a 19-year-old woman he was dating, the price tag, $100.

Under the baby and kids section, his post, riddled with spelling errors read:

"Heyy I have a 2 month old baby...she loves to play nd have her little fun but there is only 1 problem, the doctor said that she has asthma nd if she turns a certain way she can stop breathing, she's really getting on my nerves nd I don't want her Please email me"

Marquez gave out the mother's phone number and she called police after someone called her offering to buy the baby.

People who know Marquez are stunned by the allegations, especially since he has his own two-year-old daughter.

Marquez probably isn't laughing now, as he sits in jail facing multiple charges including endangering the welfare of a child.

He is being held on $1,000 bail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison.
 

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