Woman gets probation in baby giveaway case

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Rozenna Luna By Andrew Michalscheck Rozenna Luna By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX – A woman accused of trying to give her baby away to strangers outside a Phoenix convenience store has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.

Phoenix police officers were called to the am/pm at Bethany Home Road and 23rd Avenue in May to check on Rozenna Luna and her 6-month-old daughter.

Witnesses told officers that Luna was asking strangers if they wanted her baby.

Police said Luna, 37, allegedly had been drinking earlier in the day and smoking methamphetamine two days before the incident.

Police said she made no attempt to contact any safe haven locations, government agencies or family members for help.

Luna pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse in July.

Luna's attorney told the judge Thursday morning that she was overwhelmed at the time and was looking for help.

"Life is about choices," Judge John Ditsworth told Luna. "You need to make some good ones in the future."

The baby was turned over to Child Protective Services and has since been returned to her father.