How Diane Downs Tried to Murder Her Three Children: Diane Downs 2010

How Diane Downs Tried to Murder Her Three Children

Elizabeth Diane Downs talks about her conviction for killing her 7-year-old daughter and wounding two of her other children during an interview at the Correctional Institute for Woman on Mar. 12, 1989.

Sicko mom shoots three children as sign of love

Elizabeth Diane Downs talks about her conviction for killing her 7-year-old daughter and wounding two of her other children during an interview at the Correctional Institute for Woman on Mar. 12, 1989.

In 1983, 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.

The Daughter of Diane Downs

In 1983, 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.

Diane Downs (1955-) A single mother of three, Downs claimed that she was carjacked in 1983 while driving with her kids in Oregon. All four of them had been shot. A daughter, age 7, was killed. The other boy and girl, aged 3 and 8, were critically wounded. As the oldest child recovered, she revealed that it was her mother who had shot them before putting a decoy wound in her own arm. Downs wished to be free of motherhood to pursue her lover. She is serving life in prison.

Diane Downs (1955-) A single mother of three, Downs claimed that she was carjacked in 1983 while driving with her kids in Oregon. All four of them had been shot. A daughter, age 7, was killed. The other boy and girl, aged 3 and 8, were critically wounded. As the oldest child recovered, she revealed that it was her mother who had shot them before putting a decoy wound in her own arm. Downs wished to be free of motherhood to pursue her lover. She is serving life in prison.

Diane Downs- if she were a vegetable she would be sick and disgusting and rotten

Diane Downs- if she were a vegetable she would be sick and disgusting and rotten

My favorite book of hers--a true crime book about Diane Downs.

My favorite book of hers--a true crime book about Diane Downs.

Diane Downs | Photos 2 | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Diane Downs | Photos 2 | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

On May 19, 1983, Diane Downs shot her three children, killing one of them. Diane's motive was simply to free herself of parenthood so she could pursue a roma...

On May 19, 1983, Diane Downs shot her three children, killing one of them. Diane's motive was simply to free herself of parenthood so she could pursue a roma...

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