Child-sale suspect has history

Child-sale suspect has history

There are 8 comments on the The Daily Advertiser story from Mar 5, 2009, titled Child-sale suspect has history. In it, The Daily Advertiser reports that:

The Rapides Parish woman who is still sitting in jail in connection with the alleged trade of two children for an expensive bird was convicted more than 10 years ago for kidnapping a Dry Prong woman.

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pitkin girl

Pitkin, LA

#1 Aug 7, 2009
Look I know for a fact that this woman is crazy and breaks the law all the time but has never got caught. I can't tell you how many houses she has lived in and burnt down for the insurance money. How many hot checks she has wrote or checks she has stolen out of mailboxes and cashed them. They need to lock her and her daughter up behind bars for good. And she probably did try to sell these poor little children. Thats just what kinda lady she is and now she's running free on the streets like she's done no wrong.
Farmer Brown

United States

#2 Apr 4, 2011
Nasty cheesy booty hoes we talkin about Shannon and Donna

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#3 May 24, 2011
I remember this story. Pleasse refresh my memory because the link is not working.

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#4 May 24, 2011
Never mind. I found this from March 2, 2009 =
Woman answers ad for bird by offering kids as payment

(CNN)-- Trading two children for a bird landed three people in jail in Louisiana, authorities say.

The biological mother, who was not involved in the alleged trade, is to be interviewed by authorities Friday. Investigators seek further details about a case that they say unfolded this way:

Paul and Brandy Romero advertised that they were selling their pet cockatoo for $1,500.

A woman named Donna Greenwell responded and said she wanted to buy the bird. Greenwell then told the Romeros that she was taking care of three children whose biological parents were going through a separation.

Greenwell proposed selling two of the couple's children to the Romeros for $2,000, saying that her job as a truck driver made it hard to take care of the children, said Capt. Keith Dupre of the Evangeline Parrish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana.

The parties allegedly negotiated a trade involving the two kids, the bird and $175.

An anonymous tipster contacted authorities after the children began living with the Romeros.

As a result, Greenwell and the Romeros were arrested February 21 and charged with aggravated kidnapping, Dupre said.

The children were well taken care of when they were with the Romeros, who badly wanted children, according to Dupre.

Greenwell said she needed the cash for a lawyer to handle adoption paperwork, authorities said.

She had placed the third child with another Louisiana couple, Dupre said, but he didn't know whether bartering was involved.

The two children were ages 4 and 5, according to CNN affiliate WGNO.

Police did not identify the biological parents, and no other information was available. The children have been placed in foster care.

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#5 May 24, 2011
My memory is comming back now. Did they ever find the 1 year old that was not mentioned?

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#6 May 24, 2011
March 5, 2009 / thetowntalk.com
The Rapides Parish woman who still is sitting in jail in connection with the alleged trade of two children for an expensive bird was convicted more than 10 years ago for kidnapping one of her in-laws.
Donna Louise Greenwell, 51, who lives in Rapides Parish near Pitkin, has been charged with two counts of sale of minor children, Evangeline Parish officials said. She is accused of exchanging a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, who weren't related to her, for a cockatoo and cash last month.
In 1997, Greenwell pleaded guilty to simple kidnapping in connection with the kidnapping and attack of a Dry Prong woman -- Pauline Mundy.
Greenwell was sentenced to three years imprisonment, although two of those years were suspended, according to Grant Parish Clerk's Office records. She reported to begin serving her sentence in July 1997.
Mundy was forcibly taken from her home, beaten and held against her will for more than three hours, according to both Mundy and Grant Parish Sheriff's Office records. Mundy said Greenwell's daughter and Mundy's son had a child together and that Greenwell threatened to "feed her to the alligators" if she didn't give Greenwell the infant daughter whom Mundy's son had custody of at the time.
News of the most recent incident involving Greenwell horrified Mundy.
"I knew back then what she was capable of," Mundy said Wednesday. "It is time for someone to do something about her to keep her off the streets and keep this from happening again. Children are in danger."
Mundy claimed that Greenwell not only tried to sell her a child in the past, but she also tried to sell an Arizona couple a child.
"She's done this before and will do it again if she isn't stopped," Mundy said.
The parents of the two children who were exchanged for the bird have been located and have spoken with detectives, authorities said. Each has expressed in interest in getting custody of the children, although the children are still in the state's custody. No charges have been pressed against the parents.
"She's done this before and will do it again if she isn't stopped," Mundy said.
The parents of the two children who were exchanged for the bird have been located and have spoken with detectives, authorities said. Each has expressed in interest in getting custody of the children, although the children are still in the state's custody. No charges have been pressed against the parents.
Greenwell claims the mother left the children with her as she was "having a hard time" but never returned. She'd had the children for about a year, and the boy and girl were shuffled from family to family while Greenwell was driving a semi-tractor-trailer cross-country, officials said.
The cockatoo, which an Evangeline Parish couple had advertised for sale for $1,500 on a flier hanging in a feed store, is still with Greenwell's family. Police officials don't expect to confiscate it.
That Evangeline Parish couple -- Brandy Lynn Romero, 27, and Paul J. Romero, 46 -- told detectives that when Greenwell discovered they weren't able to have children, she tried to sell the children to them for $2,000. When they said they couldn't afford it, she offered the "even trade" of the children for the bird, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Detective Keith Dupre said.
The couple said the exchange happened Feb. 18, and the next day Greenwell told them she needed $175 to pay an attorney for adoption papers, officials said.
The Romeros, Dupre said, had good intentions but used bad judgment and didn't realize their actions were illegal. The couple had been trying to have children for many years and were unable to, and could not afford adoption.

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#7 May 24, 2011
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Each of the Romeros now faces two counts of sale of minor children. Both have been released from jail on bond. All three had been charged with kidnapping, but those charges were modified when it became apparent that the children had not been taken forcibly.
Dupre said he doesn't expect further charges against Greenwell out of his parish, although other area agencies continue to seek tips on possible child transactions.
She remains in the Evangeline Parish Jail, with bond set at $100,000.
The charge of sale of a minor child carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.
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Detroit, MI

#8 Jul 31, 2011
Haha her granddaughter and i used to be friends...smh just like her grandma -.-

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