Mom Accused of Selling Newborn ... For the Second Time!

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leeanna brownIf trying to sell your newborn once is unthinkable, what is trying to sell your baby twice? Try criminal. Leeanna Brown of Kentucky is in a heap of trouble this week after cops found out she tried to sell her baby to her cousin. But wait, that's not all!

Cops in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, say that was the second time Brown treated her baby like a secondhand car. But thank goodness for the second attempt -- it seems it's what nailed her.

According to Elizabethtown police, when a deal to sell her baby to a woman for $5,000 fell through, Brown handed the baby over to cousin Luondra Martin, who thought she'd be able to adopt the little girl. But then cops say Brown came back to Martin and said she wanted her baby back ... unless Martin would pay court costs and fines for a case she had pending.

Fortunately Martin went to the cops about the whole thing, and now Brown is charged with selling or purchasing a child for adoption, a class D felony. Facing as much as five years in prison, she's lost the little girl to foster care. Her older kids were already staying with other families, but they too have been taken into foster care -- all three sisters are reportedly now together.

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Sad as it makes this whole case that a mom allegedly tried not once but twice to sell her own child, if you think about it, the second attempted sale here was likely a lifesaver for this little girl. It sounds twisted, I know, but can you imagine what life would be like with a woman who'd tried to sell her for less than it costs to buy a decent car? With a woman who didn't wise up after the first sale didn't go through?

I have to wonder why the first "buyer" didn't go to the cops herself. She (or he) could have saved the baby a lot of heartache right there. But thank goodness the mom allegedly slipped up again, because no kid should be stuck with a mother who treats her like a product you can sell on a whim.

What do you think the punishment should be here?


Image via Hardin County Detention Center



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nonmember avatar lilah

This is what happens when you drill into people's heads that all life is sacred. Birth control or an abortion would not have created a situation with three throwaway children.

nonmember avatar Michelle

All lives are sacred , birth control yes please she needs to get herself fixed but if you get pregnant you need to take care of your kids. Abortion is not the answer. She needs jail for a long time but there also needs to be a court order that she cannot have any more children.

nonmember avatar lilah

If you're a failure as a human being abortion IS the answer unfortunately mental and moral deficients never have the self awareness to see themselves for what they are.

hello... hellokd87

I agree. If you're not taking care of yourself emough to end up getting pregnant with an "unwanted" baby you definitely do not deserve to birth & raise an innocent child.

wamom223 wamom223

All life is sacred and I feel bad for the person that doesn't see that.  Sadder that we live in  a wold where a woman will say with such pride that a child should be murdered because her parents are a failure.  There is no easy answer here and its disgusting that someone would think abortion is the easy answer since that could only be the case if we start forcing abortions on women we don't think should be mothers.  So disgusting that you would call them three throwaway children.  

nonmember avatar keri

How can you people even talk about abortion? These kids are already here and you're basically saying they'd be better off dead.

nonmember avatar lilah

I am not calling them disposable, their mother is with her actions. It's a tragedy in my opinion.

wamom223 wamom223

lilah your whole point of view and the way you discussed this issue is a tragedy in my opinion.  You didn't say the mom treats them that way you called them throw away after bringing up abortion. 

nonmember avatar Kathy

Please give this woman something to stop her ability to reproduce and after reading this story, please put her in jail for more than 5 years. Stories like this are the reason birth control and abortions should be legal.

Jacee... Jacee2348

@lilah, there is no defending your words.  Perhaps this "egg donor" should just keep her legs shut.

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