There are some really bad mothers out there -- and then there's Samantha Tomasini, the Salinas woman who supposedly tried to trade her baby for some petty cash outside a Walmart two years ago.
The twentysomething mother has now been handed four years behind bars after she and her boyfriend allegedly asked to women to buy her 8-month-old daughter for $25.
Her boyfriend, Patrick Fousek, told the judge he was only joking when the couple tried to make the gross transaction. Although the baby-selling accusations were never proven, Tomasin, who had pleaded no contest to the child endangerment charges, was given probation along with a drug treatment program. But she asked the judge to send her to prison instead because she knew she would violate her probation terms, the Monterey Herald reports.