By The Associated Press
VILLE PLATTE, La. - A 52-year-old Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a minor for trading two children to a couple in exchange for an exotic pet bird and $175.
Donna Greenwell received 15 months of hard labour on each count on Monday, which she will serve concurrently. Greenwell will begin serving her sentence March 25.
The couple, Paul James Romero and Brandy 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
This is basically horrible in every way, I'm surprised she only got 15 months to be honest.