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A New '20/20' Special Features the Daughter of "Mommy Murderess" Diane Downs

In May 1983, Diane Downs drove her three children to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, Ore. They were covered in blood and Diane had a gunshot wound in her left arm. She told the police they were victims of an attempted carjacking, but the truth was far more sinister and shocking. Diane shot her own children, then shot herself, and did it for the love of a married man who claimed he never wanted kids.
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Diane Downs: ‘Mommy murderess’ who shot her 3 children in 1983 to pursue relationship with married man up for parole

http://world-stories-now.com/diane-downs-mommy-murderess-who-shot-her-3-children-in-1983-to-pursue-relationship-with-married-man-up-for-parole/. Diane Downs made headlines in the 1980s after she was found guilty of shooting her three children, one of whom died. The woman, notoriously known as “murderous mother of all time” was awarded life imprisonment, plus fifty years, in 1984 for the crime.
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