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Inmates beat man accused of selling baby

June 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Salinas father accused of trying to sell his 6-month-old baby for $25 is recovering Saturday after enduring a beating from fellow jail inmates.Patrick Fousek, 38, and the baby's mother, 20-year-old Samantha Tomasini, pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and drug charges in court Friday.

They're accused of trying to sell their baby to two women outside a Salinas Wal-Mart.

Fousek appeared in court with a bruised eye and stitches.

He also suffered two cracked ribs in the Thursday attack.

He's now being held away from the general population.