Notorious Oregon Child Killer Downs Due For Parole Hearing


Elizabeth Diane Downs, Oregon’s notorious child-killer, is due for another parole hearing tomorrow, The Oregonian reports. Sentenced in 1984, Downs is serving a life sentence plus 55 years for killing her 7-year-old daughter severely wounding her 8-year-old daughter Christie Ann and 3-year-old son. Her story is told in the movie “Small Sacrifices,” based on a book by Ann Rule.

She complains that when the movie is shown on television, “people want to kill me.” Downs is arguing that her sentence is invalid because it was based on a diagnosis of “severe narcissistic personality disorder.” That condition is no longer recognized by U.S. psychiatrists.

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