Diane Downs shot her 3 children (her 3 yr old and 7 yr old were killed and 8 yr old was paralyzed) and on a rural road in Oregon in Her motive was to hold onto a married man she'd been having an affair with as he did not want children.
8 Monstrous Mothers Who Killed Their Own Children - Susan Eubanks, Andrea Yates
In the country's attention was captured by the story of Diane Downs, a woman who shot her three children at point-blank range and then got pregnant again before going on trial. Now, the daughter she gave up for adoption comes forward.
Diane Downs shot her 3 children. Her daughters Cheryl Lynn and Christie Ann and son Stephen Daniel. Cheryl Lynn died while the other two survived,although Stephen Daniel was paralyzed.Her motive was to hold onto a married man who did not want children