A 28-year-old Canoga Park woman was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday after admitting she tried to dupe two couples into buying her unborn baby.
It was her second conviction for baby selling in four years.
Janice Robinson, who gave birth to the baby boy in County Jail on Aug. 12, found the couples by advertising her son for sale three months ago in a local shopping guide.
Robinson, who was originally charged as Jana Marie Brown, pleaded no contest--the legal equivalent of a guilty plea--to one count of grand theft and was immediately sentenced to two years in prison by Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Leon Kaplan.
Robinson was sentenced in July to 16 months in prison for violating her probation from a 1988 baby-selling case.
Her attorney, Deputy Public Defender James M. Coady, said she could be released from prison in 11 months.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert R. Lapin said that although private adoptions are legal under certain circumstances, Robinson violated the law by "attempting to sell the baby to two couples at the same time."