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#217541 - 02/23/10 10:10 PM Woman sells 2 children for Cockatoo  
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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100223/world/us_bird_children_swap

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.

#217545 - 02/23/10 11:12 PM Re: Woman sells 2 children for Cockatoo [Re: Cidsa]  
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Should have been 15 years...goes to show how far human beings have come from a time when animals and children were honored. Now both are throw away...15 months...that is just totally disgusting!


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#217596 - 02/24/10 03:34 PM Re: Woman sells 2 children for Cockatoo [Re: Lucy's Mom]  
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OMG what has this world come to. My heart goes out to these poor children and to this cockatoo

#218086 - 03/05/10 04:09 AM Re: Woman sells 2 children for Cockatoo [Re: angelinasmom]  
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Wierd..."the children were malnourished and not well taken care of". Terrible for the children...and cockatoo.


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#218143 - 03/05/10 09:50 PM Re: Woman sells 2 children for Cockatoo [Re: Bird Mom]  
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Why sell the kids for a bird? They scream louder. Doesn't always pick up after themselves. Not potty trained. They won't cut your grass when they get older, don't do dishes, can't fold clothes, and they won't leave the house when they turn eighteen. Looks like the couple who bought the bird would have gotten the raw end of the deal. LOL 8-)


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