Diane Downs

‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’: Princess Diana Look-alike Mom Shoots Her Three Little Children Point Blank

On May 19, 1983, Diane Downs drives her three children to McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in a blood-spattered car. She tells police that a man trying to carjack the vehicle opened fire, striking everyone inside. Cheryl,7, was killed. Danny, 3, ended up paralyzed from the waist down, and Christie,8, suffered a disabling stroke after being shot. She survives.

Downs was shot in the left forearm but investigators and hospital workers were suspicious. They say her manner is just too calm for a person who experienced such a traumatic event. Ultimately, it is daughter Cheryl who tells everyone who did the shooting: Mommy!

Joining Nancy Grace today:

Wendy Patrick– California Prosecutor; author of “Red Flags,” & Host of “The Answer” on KCBQ Radio
Dr. Jorey Krawczyn – Police Psychologist, Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: Operation S.O.S. – Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide”
Dan Corsentino – Former Police Chief, Former Sheriff, Served on US Homeland Security Senior Advisory Board, Private Investigator
Dr. Tim Gallagher – Medical Examiner, State of Florida
Levi Page – Investigative Reporter, CrimeOnline, & Host of “Crime and Scandal”

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” on Fox Nation is also a national radio show heard on SiriusXM channel 111 airing for two hours daily starting at 12 p.m. EST. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iHeart Podcasts.

[Feature Photo: Elizabeth Diane Downs talks about her conviction for killing her 7-year-old daughter and wounding two of her other children in Springfield, Ore., during an interview at the Correctional Institute for Woman in Clinton, N.J., March 12, 1989. Ms. Downs was transferred from an Oregon prison after she escaped and remained at large for 10 days in July 1987. (AP Photo/Peter Cannata)]