The Diane Downs Story: 1983 Murder Case Focuses on Mom

Late one May night in 1983, Diane Downs sped into an emergency room dropoff in Springfield, Ore., with a horrifying story to tell. Her three small children, Christie, 8; Cheryl, 7; and Danny, 3, were inside her blood-soaked car, shot at close range. In the frantic scene, hospital employees quickly determined that Cheryl was already dead and that Christie and Danny were clinging to life. Downs had also been shot, in the left forearm, though her wound was not life threatening. When police...Full Story
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