She was sentenced to life plus 50 years for the crimes. Did I make a mistake?’, “I didn’t just tear it open and started reading. I was searching for that blood tie.”, “I never had questions about my biological dad,” Babcock continues. She told the programme that when she was 11 years old, she tricked her babysitter into revealing the name of her biological mother: Diane Downs. Diane Downs was sentenced to 50 years for murdering her daughter and attempting to murder her other two children. View our online Press Pack. I was searching for that blood tie.”, FORMER WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER TELLS ALL. “It wasn’t a face that I wanted to see. She was arrested the following February and sentenced to life behind bars. But I'm on track and I'm really happy with the way life is. (AP), “The first letter I wrote Diane, I must have written 100 times,” said Babcock. There was just a little part of me that felt like I was searching for something else. Her half-siblings have been less public, wanting to live their lives "without the stigma of being Diane Downs' children". “It was mainly about my biological mom. "I was hoping to have a connection," she told ABC News in 2019. Babcock, now a proud parent of a teenage son, said she participated in the documentary to share how her life has changed over the years. I was hurt. Farrah Fawcett played the role of Diane Downs for the TV movie "Small Sacrifices," alongside Ryan O'Neal. Becky's half-sister, Christie, was able to be revived. Becky, who was named Amy upon her birth, was born after her mother sat trial for murder. Now Diane’s youngest child is speaking out — 36 years later. ‘Do I open it? The "mommy murderess" allegedly planned the attack to "free" herself from the burden of her three children … I know I came from a monster. “It was very scary to have any relation to that woman,” said Babcock. Downs drove her car to a remote roadside in Springfield, Oregon, where she shot her three children and herself in the forearm in May of 1983. "You can’t replace children, but you can replace the effect they give you. … It was honestly picture perfect.". How brainwashed would kids have to be to help kill their own mother? Becky went public about her mother in 2010 and has also met her in a bid to find out about her roots. "And they give me love, they give me satisfaction, they give me stability, they give me a reason to live and a reason to be happy, and that’s gone, they took it from me, but children are so easy to conceive.". Downs said: "I got pregnant because I miss Christie and I miss Danny and I miss Cheryl so much. Downs had told investigators that she and her children had been shot in a carjacking. The "mommy murderess" allegedly planned the attack to "free" herself from the burden of her three children with husband Steve - Stephen "Danny" Daniel (born 1979), Cheryl Lynn (born 1976) and Christie Ann (born 1974). It was scary. Then at age 11, Babcock tricked her longtime babysitter into revealing the name of Downs, who is 63 today. It was exciting. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. I had a great family, a great life. … It was honestly picture perfect.". According to the special, Babcock doesn’t know the identity of her biological father. I wanted to relate to her — not as a mother, because I had a mother — just as somebody who felt the pain and the emptiness that I felt in that time.”, “She wrote back super quickly,” Babcock says. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. So who is her youngest daughter Becky, what happened to her and where is she now? All market data delayed 20 minutes. “That’s what really scared me. Becky, who was named Amy upon her birth, was born after her mother sat trial for murder. Becky, who was named Amy upon her birth, was born after her mother sat trial for murder. All images are used with permission or licensed. But after her trial, Downs gave birth to a fourth child, Amy Elizabeth, in 1984. The "mommy murderess" allegedly planned the attack to "free" herself from the burden of her three children with husband Steve - Stephen "Danny" Daniel (born 1979), Cheryl Lynn (born 1976) and Christie Ann (born 1974). “I was nervous. She was arrested the following February and sentenced to life behind bars. “I can’t remember a specific time when my mom or  dad said ‘you’re adopted.’  But when I was about eight years old, I started asking questions about the adoption. It was exciting. May 14, 2010 — -- On June 17, 1984, Diane Downs was found guilty of shooting her three children, killing one. Downs drove her car to a remote roadside in Springfield, Oregon, where she shot her three children and herself in the forearm in May of 1983. '”, “I didn’t just tear it open and start reading,” Babcock tells the show. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. … I have closure to the whole situation.”. I wanted to relate to her – not as a mother, because I had a mother – just as somebody who felt the pain and the emptiness that I felt in that time. … “She really does have something wrong with her. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. 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There was just a little part of me that felt like I was searching for something else. She then drove at a pace of between 5-7 mph to the local hospital, according to witnesses, where she claimed she had been car-jacked by a stranger who shot herself and her children. It was then she decided to reach out to her biological mother. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. I was hoping that the other part of that wasn’t, that it was the opposite, that it was somebody full of love and kindness and generosity.”. In 1983, Diane Downs’ three children were brought to an Oregon hospital with gunshot wounds. By the time Downs arrived at hospital, Cheryl, seven, was already dead and the other two children had suffered devastating injuries. I was searching for that blood tie.”, “I never had questions about my biological dad,” Babcock continues. Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. “And that’s when I completely regretted messaging. In 1983, Diane Downs’ three children were brought to an Oregon hospital with gunshot wounds. In a two-hour 20/20 documentary, Babcock opens up about learning the truth regarding her infamous mom. Babcock’s exclusive interview airs on 20/20 on Friday, March 22 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. After Babcock found out about her notorious mother, she decided to make contact. Becky Babcock is the fourth and youngest child of Diane Downs who is currently serving a life sentence for shooting three of her children.. Becky, who was named Amy upon her birth, was born after her mother sat trial for murder. I chose to, in a sense, allow her into my life.”. Becky Babcock is the fourth and youngest child of Diane Downs who is currently serving a life sentence for shooting three of her children - killing one. However, half-brother Danny was left permanently paralysed from the waist down as a result of his injuries. … To feel any sort of connection to such a monster. The Daughter of Diane Downs. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. The 1989 movie, shown in two parts, was based on the best selling true story by Ann Rule of the same name. I chose to, in a sense, allow her into my life.”. Becky Babcock is the fourth and youngest child of Diane Downs who is currently serving a life sentence for shooting three of her children - killing one. She wrote back super quickly. “I was nervous. I was angry. Did I make a mistake? "You can’t replace children, but you can replace the effect they give you. “When I was young, I worried that I would be like Diane Downs,” said Babcock. There was just a little part of me that felt I was searching for something else. I had a great family, a great life. What did she look like? … I lashed out.”. “It was mainly about my biological mom. Many have chastised Downs for "deliberately becoming pregnant" in order to garner sympathy from the jury. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? She said: "The impact of Diane Downs being my mom has altered the course of my life so many times. The murder plot was reportedly part of her plan to be with the man she was infatuated with, who reportedly told her he did not want children. Get push notifications with news, features and more. However, the state took the child and Amy was adopted by the Babcock family and given the name Becky. More. (AP). This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, “They progressively got more and more insane – conspiracy theories, people watching me my whole life – just really scary things,” explained Babcock. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Christie and Danny were adopted by Lane County Prosecutor Fred Hugi and his wife, Joanne, in 1984.