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How Mom Became Suspect in Kids' Murder

VIDEO: Diane Downs gave bizarre interview to local TV station before murder conviction.

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Diane Downs : Elizabeth Diane Frederickson Downs (born August 7, 1955) is an American convicted murderer. She shot her three children, killing one, and then told police a stranger had attempted to carjack her and had shot the children. She was convicted in 1984 and sentenced to life in prison.

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from Oprah.com

The Daughter of Diane Downs

In the country's attention was captured by the story of Diane Downs, a woman who shot her three children at point-blank range and then got pregnant again before going on trial. Now, the daughter she gave up for adoption comes forward.

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10 Nonfiction Books To Read If You Love Crime Novels | ``Why would a young mother shoot her three young children one night, with the intent to kill? Anne Rule explores that question and more in her book Small Sacrifices, a true account of the crimes committed by Diane Downs, for which she attempted to blame a (some say, likely nonexistent) stranger. Those who followed the case back in the 1980s are still undecided about what to believe.``

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Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder ~ Ann Rule is an amazing author and this story of the Diane Downs case is no exception

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