They Could Have Just Named Her Siri

Couple is accused of auctioning off daughter to buy an iPhone

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A couple in China is standing trial after allegedly selling their daughter for money to buy an iPhone.

Prosecutors say the couple, identified in local media only as Mr. Teng and Ms. Zhang, hatched a “sinister conspiracy,” hiding the woman’s pregnancy and then placing online daughter-for-sale ads before having a home birth and selling the baby girl for about $8,000, the Telegraph reports.

The couple, who are unemployed, told prosecutors they merely wanted to act in the girls’ best interest to place her with a family of means. They used the money for an iPhone and luxury shoes.