Updated: Jun 28, 2020
On a mild Spring night in May of 1983, a women disrupted the quiet at Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon. Her terrified screams that her children had been shot echoed through the halls. Her 3 young kids; Christie Ann 8, Cheryl Lynn 7, and Stephen Daniel 3, lay bleeding within her car. Medical staff jumped in to begin life saving measures and before long, the strange story of Diane Downs unfolded and a nation would choose sides. Join Emily and Alisha as they revisit this notorious case.
Diane Downs with Children (Christie Ann 8 middle, Cheryl Lynn 7 right, and Stephen Daniel 3 left)
Diane is finally arrested
Diane arrives to trial as "fertile myrtle"
Reconstructions in court to illustrate the forensic science that prosecution heavily relied on
Diane escapes in 1987 by climbing over the prison fence
11 days later, Diane is recaptured wearing the shirt of our post prison lover
The lover? Behold!
Parole Hearing in 2010
Promo this week from Re-solved Mysteries
Published by the Estate of Anne Rule in conjunction with Renaissance Literary & Talent
Daughter of Convicted Child Killer Diane Downs Opens Up About Relationship With Mom
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