True Crime Creepers

The Murder of Cheryl Lynn Downs Part 2

August 12, 2021 Kristin & Mogab Episode 44
True Crime Creepers
The Murder of Cheryl Lynn Downs Part 2
Show Notes

Detectives have uncovered a potential motive to explain why Diane Downs would try to kill her three children, but can they prove it? They work to build their case, but it's going to be tough, especially when Diane becomes a media darling. There is very little evidence, and the only witnesses are severely injured, young children. Meanwhile, Diane has big plans of her own. She wants to have another baby...

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Sources:
Books
Small Sacrifices (Anne Rule)

Articles
ABC News | Surgeon Who Helped Save 1 of Diane Downs’ Kids in 1983 After She Shot Her Recalls Chilling Interaction (Effron, Lauren, and Dooley, Sean)

Murderpedia | Diane Downs

TimeToast | Diane Downs Timeline 

Wikipedia | Diane Downs

ABC News | Woman On Finding Peace After Learning Mother is Child Killer Diane Downs: 'Though That's Biologically My Makeup, It's Not Who I am Inside (Taudte, Jeca, Schiffman, Keren and Francis, Enjoli)

The Famous People | Diane Downs Biography 

The Mommy Murder Case of Diane Downs That Rocked the 80s (Casaus, Sara)

Distractify | Diane Downs Was Sentenced to Life in Prison, but What Happened to Her Husband?

Alcatraz East Crime Museum | Diane Downs

Heavy | Diane Downs’ Children Now: Christie, Danny & Becky Today

Crime Museum | Diane Downs

DeLani Bartlette | Diane Downs: Hungry Like the Wolf

Diane Downs Website 

The Trouble With Justice | The Diane Downs Case Was No Small Sacrifice 

 Videos
Inside Edition | Diane Downs Says From Prison That She Shot Her 3 Kids for Her Lover

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