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Mom Traded 2-Year-Old For Gun, Cops Say

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KTLA: Authorities say they have arrested a Mesa woman who allegedly tried to trade her 2-year-old daughter for a gun.

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies went to the home of 33-year-old Tanya Nareau on Tuesday after receiving a tip about the swap.

While at Nareau's home, a family friend who had the child confirmed to deputies that Nareau gave the girl to him for a gun.

Deputies say Nareau felt that the friend would do a better job in raising the child. They say Nareau also claimed she could not buy a weapon because she's prohibited to do so by law.

Authorities say Nareau has been booked into county jail. She's charged with the unlawful sale of a child and solicitation to possess a weapon by a prohibited person.

It was unclear whether Nareau had a lawyer.

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musicchick2 February 12, 2010, 6:17 PM

What is WRONG with these people?!? This woman is clearly not healthy mentally. And 3 yr olds picking up their cop-Dad’s gun & (accidentally) killing his cousin??! WHY was the gun loaded!!?! What has happened to our society that these kind of things can occur, and often?! Have we become so lazy & careless that even a human life is a bother? It just breaks my heart!

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