Skip to comments.Child killer Downs has Friday parole hearing ( OR )
Posted on 12/07/2010 5:53:27 AM PST by george76
Prosecutors are using a new state law lengthening the gap between parole hearings to keep convicted child killer Diane Downs from coming before the board again for a decade. Downs, whose conviction for shooting her three children and killing one outside Springfield in 1984 inspired the Ann Rule book "Small Sacrifices," is scheduled for a parole hearing Friday. The 55-year-old has been locked up more than 25 years for the shootings.
State law had required release hearings every two years for more than 1,500 prison inmates eligible for parole consideration, but a new law that took effect last January lengthened that time to up to 10 years on a case-by-case basis.
Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner singled her out in a recent letter to the parole board, saying that "offenders such as Downs are precisely why" the law was amended by the 2009 Legislature...
The parole law was changed after prosecutors, crime-victim advocates and family members of violent crime victims successfully lobbied legislators last year to limit parole hearings. They said, in part, that it was too painful for victims and relatives to attend parole hearings every two years.
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This case always fascinated me, for some reason. From what I can tell, she’s as deluded as Manson.
I don’t understand why this woman is still breathing valuable oxygen that someone else could be breathing like the child she killed. She’s demonic and needs to be destroyed.
This women killed her kids because they were getting in the way of her latest fling. She basically has no concience and feels no remorse.
Check out Martha Stouts “The Sociopath next door”
This book is a real eye opener. People like her and Manson are all around us. 1 out of 25.
Sounds a lot like Susan Smith.
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