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October 13, 1987
A man who hid convicted child killer Elizabeth Diane Downs after she escaped from an Oregon prison last summer was ordered to serve six months in a work-release facility, while a second man was placed on probation. Downs, convicted of murder in the death of one of her children and of attempting to kill two others in a 1983 shooting, scaled a fence and escaped July 11 from the Oregon Women's Correctional Center in Salem.
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October 13, 1987
A man who hid convicted child killer Elizabeth Diane Downs after she escaped from an Oregon prison last summer was ordered to serve six months in a work-release facility, while a second man was placed on probation. Downs, convicted of murder in the death of one of her children and of attempting to kill two others in a 1983 shooting, scaled a fence and escaped July 11 from the Oregon Women's Correctional Center in Salem.
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July 14, 1987
Convicted child murderer Elizabeth Diane Downs, who escaped from a medium-security women's prison in Salem, Ore., probably is headed for California, where her youngest child was given up for adoption, said a writer working with her on a book. Downs, 31, was convicted in 1984 of killing one of her children and wounding two others. Her fourth child, Amy, was born two weeks after Downs was found guilty.
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July 14, 1987
Convicted child murderer Elizabeth Diane Downs, who escaped from a medium-security women's prison in Salem, Ore., probably is headed for California, where her youngest child was given up for adoption, said a writer working with her on a book. Downs, 31, was convicted in 1984 of killing one of her children and wounding two others. Her fourth child, Amy, was born two weeks after Downs was found guilty.
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April 9, 1989 | HENRY STERN, Associated Press
Convicted child killer Elizabeth Diane Downs, who describes herself as the most hated woman in America, giggles nervously as she talks of her plans to marry a former police officer from Oregon. The 33-year-old former mail carrier, one of Oregon's most notorious criminals of modern times, also smiles a lot when she talks of a new book, due out this spring, about her trial. Downs was sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years for killing her 7-year-old daughter and wounding her two other children on a rural road outside Springfield, Ore., on May 19, 1983.
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November 5, 1994 | LYNN SMITH and ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The fate of two little boys in South Carolina has forced Americans to confront painful questions about why a woman would take her own children's lives. "I just hope they were asleep or something and didn't know the horror of dying alone in that car. I'm just stunned and disappointed in the mother. Evidently they were in the way of what she wanted to do with her life." --Alice Valentine neighbor of Susan Smith For many, the idea is nearly impossible to comprehend.
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November 5, 1994 | LYNN SMITH and ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"I just hope they were asleep or something and didn't know the horror of dying alone in that car. I'm just stunned and disappointed in the mother. Evidently they were in the way of what she wanted to do with her life." --Alice Valentine neighbor of Susan Smith For many, the idea is nearly impossible to comprehend. The deaths of Susan Smith's two young sons in Union, S.C., and recent cases in San Jacinto, Calif.
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