Woman Allegedly Traded Kids for Pet Bird - New Orleans
A Louisiana woman is accused of trading two young children in her care for a pet cockatoo and $175 cash from a couple who had been trying for years to have their own child, authorities said Thursday.
Donna Greenwell, 53, a long-haul trucker with an arrest record from Pitkin, is charged with aggravated kidnapping, along with would-be adoptive parents Paul J. Romero, 46, and Brandy Lynn Romero, 27, of Evangeline Parish.
Man Accused Of Putting Baby In Dryer - Phoenix
Police said they were called to a home in Mesa on Wednesday night after a report of domestic violence. When police arrived, witnesses at the home told police they saw Jose Rocha, 19, of Mesa, put his 1-year-old son into a clothes dryer and turn the machine on, police said.
Police said witnesses told them the infant was playing in the dryer and the family thought it was cute. When the child's mother left the room to retrieve a camera, Rocha turned the dryer on with the child inside, they said.