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Subject: 20/20
Date Posted: 7/2/2011 12:48 PM ET
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Did anyone watch the 20/20 show last night with Diane Downs' daughter? It was a repeat. Ann Rule was interviewed. It was the first time I had ever seen her besides a picture on the book jacket. Its been many years since I read Small Sacrifices so I remembered the high points but I dont remember seeing Diane on TV but it was amazing watching her ramble on and on and showing zero emotion when talking about her children getting shot and killed. Haunting. The rest of the show was about her daughter that was born in prison. She went through some rough times after finding out who her mother was but is now doing well. At the end they showed Diane in prison. She is a 27 years older so looks quite a bit different and is quite a bit heavier but still just as looney.

Date Posted: 7/5/2011 2:27 PM ET
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I watched it.I felt bad the girl had to find out that was her mom.That was one of the earlier TC I read. Small Scrafices was a sad book.

Date Posted: 7/5/2011 10:52 PM ET
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 The short clip of her other daughter that was in the car telling the jury that her mom was the one that shot her was heartbreaking.

Date Posted: 7/7/2011 3:32 PM ET
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Yes it was.That woman was pure evil.Luckily she didn't get off. I had forgot she was pregnant when she was in jail. That would be an awful thing to find out about a birth parent.

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 11:17 AM ET
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Was that a rerun?  Seems like I saw that story before.  Sometimes Dateline and 20/20 run the same story.  Gets confusing.

 

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 11:57 AM ET
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I saw it on another show about kids who had a  parent who was serial killer The Happy face killers daughter was also on it. I think she has a book called Shattered Lives ? not completely sure on the title .There was also a girl who father tried to kill her and her sisters and mom she was the only one who survived.Maybe that was the show you saw her on?

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 1:03 PM ET
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Yes. I saw that show too. The Happy Face Killers daughter is Melissa G. Moore and the book is called Shattered Silence. Excellent book. The book about the father who killed his family and the one girl survived is called Not Lost Forever by Carmen Salcido. If you havent read it YOU HAVE TO! One of the best True Crime books I've ever read. I dare you not to cry when she is found among the bodies with her throat slit and barely breathing. Amazing book. And it didnt end with her recovery.

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 8:13 PM ET
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Oh thanks I will try to get that book sounds good! Wow looks like we are all spending alot of time reading and watching TC lol.



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