Diane Downs is an American murder convict who has been serving a life sentence since 1984. She shot her three children but claimed that she was carjacked and that her children were shot by a stranger. Downs had been a suspect from the beginning. Subsequent investigations revealed that she had a strong motive to kill her children. Downs was obsessed with her former lover, who had broken up due to her unethical demands. Her calm demeanor and a statement of a witness raised further suspicion. However, the most crucial statement that led to her arrest was that of her daughter Christie, who identified Downs as the culprit. Of her three children, one died immediately after the shootout. Downs gave birth to her fourth child during her trial. She was sentenced to life imprisonment and was eligible for parole after 25 years of service. However, her two parole applications were declined. She will now be eligible for parole when she turns 65.