Shoots Children as a Sign Of Love Diane Downs On May 19th in 1983 in Oregon, Diane Downs drove her three children to hospital after they were shot in she claimed was an attempted carjacking. On arrival Cheryl was dead and her two other children...

Shoots Children as a Sign Of Love Diane Downs On May 19th in 1983 in Oregon, Diane Downs drove her three children to hospital after they were shot in she claimed was an attempted carjacking. On arrival Cheryl was dead and her two other 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.

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.

Diane Down -- shot her kids thinking it would encourage her boyfriend to leave his wife for her.  Didn't work.  And two of the kids survived to testify against her.  Oops!

Diane Down -- shot her kids thinking it would encourage her boyfriend to leave his wife for her. Didn't work. And two of the kids survived to testify against her. Oops!

Diane Downs: Her Children Got in the  way; A story that crosses the bounds of understanding.

Diane Downs: Her Children Got in the way; A story that crosses the bounds of understanding.

Diane Downs/ Killed her 3 children and lied about it, bc her children were getting in the way of her love life

Diane Downs/ Killed her 3 children and lied about it, bc her children were getting in the way of her love life

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...

Her daughter Cheryl Lynn, 7, victim.  Diane Downs, mother & murderer,  Shot her three children in order to make herself available for the man she obsessively loved.

Her daughter Cheryl Lynn, 7, victim. Diane Downs, mother & murderer, Shot her three children in order to make herself available for the man she obsessively loved.

Elizabeth Diane Frederickson Downs (born August 7, 1955) is an American woman convicted of the May 1983 murder of her daughter and the attempted murder of her other two children. She is convicted of shooting her three children, killing one and seriously wounding two. Following the shooting, Downs told police a stranger had attempted to carjack her and had shot the children. She was convicted in 1984 and sentenced to life in prison.

Elizabeth Diane Frederickson Downs (born August 7, 1955) is an American woman convicted of the May 1983 murder of her daughter and the attempted murder of her other two children. She is convicted of shooting her three children, killing one and seriously wounding two. Following the shooting, Downs told police a stranger had attempted to carjack her and had shot the children. She was convicted in 1984 and sentenced to life in prison.

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