Tag: Child Killer

Diane Downs – Manic Mother

On the night of May 19, 1983, Diane Downs entered an emergency room bay in Springfield, Oregon. Her three children, Christie, 8, Cheryl, 7, and Danny, 3, were in the back seat covered in blood: they had been shot point blank. The emergency room staff declared Cheryl dead at the scene and placed the other two in the hospital with life threatening injuries. When questioned about the events that occurred, Downs explained the story of […]

“Monster of Worcester” Cleared for Release

David McGreavy was sentenced to life in 1973 for killing Paul Ralph, four, and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha in their Worcester home. A Parole Board report said he “changed considerably” over 45 years in jail. The board confirmed a panel had directed his release following an oral hearing. McGreavy, who was dubbed the “Monster of Worcester”, was the family’s lodger and claimed he killed the children because one of them would not […]