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Diane Downs’ daughter – Rebecca Babcock’s moving testimony on 20/20, plus VIDEO

May 13, 2010, 1:33PM

ABC is announcing that the Friday edition of the “20/20” newsmagazine features an interview with Rebecca Babcock, the daughter of Diane Downs, the former Oregonian convicted of shooting her own children — killing one, and seriously injuring the other two — in an infamous 1983 case.

When Downs was brought to trial, in 1984, she was pregnant with another child, and gave birth to a baby girl 10 days before her sentencing.

The girl, Rebecca Babcock, was adopted. She found out at age 16, according to ABC, that Downs was her birth mother.

According to ABC, Elizabeth Vargas“20/20” report will feature Babcock talking about “being the seed of a monster and how that legacy has shaped her life.” “20/20” airs at 10 p.m. Friday, on KATU (2).

from:  http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2010/05/daughter_of_diane_downs_talks.html

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An intriguing story was told on last night’s ABC 20/20 report Children Now, about the legacy of being the secret child of a killer. In 1983 the case of Diane Downs became infamous in the U.S. as it involved a mother (Downs), who shot her 3 children, injuring two and killing another. When it evolved that she’d done it as she was involved with a married man who didn’t want to take on her children, the country was even more shocked and horrified.

Diane Downs was convicted of the shootings and just before she started her prison sentence, she actually gave birth to another baby who was taken away for adoption, as reported by Gather.com. Rebecca Babcock was that baby and she is now 26 years old and spoke last night for the first time, about how it felt to hear that her birth mother was an infamous child killer.

When Rebecca was very young her adoptive parents had to tell family and others close to Rebecca, exactly who she was, as Diane Downs had escaped from prison, but Rebecca didn’t actually find out herself until she was a teenager. Today Diane Downs still declares her innocence but was denied parole in 2008 and remains in jail.

Rebecca’s moving testimony will have amazed many as she spoke with dignity and eloquence; her upbringing with her adoptive family certainly looks as though it was the best thing that could have happened to her. You can see her on the video below this story. For more on this go to gather.com.

from:  http://www.onlykent.com/20100515/diane-downs-daughter-rebecca-babcocks-moving-testimony-on-2020-plus-video/

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

  91 5   6             21

Diane Downs                45

4   5   4   551      24

her path of destiny / how she learns what she is here to learn = 45 = Deep impact.  Powerful force.  The school of hard knocks.  Trial & error.  Personal space.  Keep it secret.  Why do you ask?  That’s personal.  That’s none of your business.  Private investigator.  See through.  X-ray.  Every cloud has a silver lining.  Count not what is lost but what is left.  Accepting loss.  Take away.  Tunnel vision.  Let it go.  What is not.  Shades of gray.  Like there is a black cloud hanging over your head.  It’s all your fault.  Suffering in silence.  Feel sorry for.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.  Hard feelings.  If it happened once, it can happen again.  Snakes bite.  Coulda, shoulda, woulda.  Bitter marriage.  expectations > reality = disappointment

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Diane Downs was born on August 7th, 1955 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Downs

August 7th

8 + 7 +2+0+0+9 = 26 = her personal year (from August 7th, 2009 to August 6th, 2010) = In the news.

26 year + 5 (May) = 31 = her personal month (from May 7th, 2010 to June 6th, 2010) = Stirring things up.  Stirring the pot.  Provoke a reaction.  Getting a rise out of someone.  Raising a ruckus.  Things get out of hand.  Prove you wrong.  I’ll show you.  In your face.  Bring it on.  C’mon.  Here comes trouble.  It takes two to make a quarrel.  Out of spite.  Getting your goat. 

31 month + 14 (14th of the month on Friday May 14th, 2010) = 45 = Deep impact.  Powerful force.  The school of hard knocks.  Trial & error.  Personal space.  Keep it secret.  Why do you ask?  That’s personal.  That’s none of your business.  Private investigator.  See through.  X-ray.  Every cloud has a silver lining.  Count not what is lost but what is left.  Accepting loss.  Take away.  Tunnel vision.  Let it go.  What is not.  Shades of gray.  Like there is a black cloud hanging over your head.  It’s all your fault.  Suffering in silence.  Feel sorry for.  Ouch.  That’s gotta hurt.  Hard feelings.  If it happened once, it can happen again.  Snakes bite.  Coulda, shoulda, woulda.  Bitter marriage.  expectations > reality = disappointment

When her number (45 (her path of destiny)) comes up, that’s when she gets to live/experience what she is here to live/experience.  So that was HER day!!! 

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