'Baby-Seller Dad' Beaten in Jail

He suffers cracked ribs, black eye, cuts
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2010 1:44 AM CDT
Patrick Fousek, 38, appeared in court with a black eye, cracked ribs and stitches.   (AP Photo/Salinas Police department via the Salinas Californian)
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(Newser) – A dad busted for allegedly trying to sell his baby daughter for $25 outside a California Wal-mart has been treated for cracked ribs and cuts after a beating in jail. Patrick Fousek, 38, and Samantha Tomasini, 20, were busted last week getting high on meth after offering to trade their 6-month-old baby for the money, police said. Fousek appeared in court to plead not guilty with a black eye and stitches after he was attacked by inmates at the Monterey County Jail, reports AP.

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