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Episode 9: The Wolf

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)

Photo credits: Salemnews.com

Diane is finally arrested

Photo credit: Oregonlive.com

Diane arrives to trial as "fertile myrtle"