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Woman pleads guilty to selling kids

Published 27/02/2010 | 08:39

A 52-year-old woman pleads guilty to exchanging two children for cockatoo and cash
A 52-year-old woman pleads guilty to exchanging two children for cockatoo and cash

A 52-year-old woman pleaded guilty to two charges of trading two children to a couple in exchange for an exotic pet bird and 175 dollars.

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Donna Louise Greenwell received 15 months of hard labour on each count, which she will serve concurrently.

The Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court's Office tells The Advocate newspaper that Greenwell will begin serving her sentence March 25.

The couple, Paul James Romero and Brandy Lynn Romero, each pleaded guilty to the same charges in October.

Greenwell was accused of selling the couple a four-year-old girl and five-year-old boy in return for the cash and a cockatoo. Both children were in Greenwell's care after their biological parents had left them with her.

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