Danny and Christy Biography
Danny and Christy are among Diane Downs’ surviving children after Cheryl Lynn died following the tragic shooting. Christie and Cheryl were a product of Diane’s marriage to her ex-husband, Stephen (Danny) Downs. The couple was together between 1973 and 1980 when Steve left her because he believed that Diane was cheating on him.
Otherwise known as Daniel Downs, Danny was allegedly birthed out of an affair between Diane and another man. Later on, she gave birth to a fourth child, Amy Elizabeth, with yet another man in the year 1984. Her adoptive parents later changed her name to Becky Babcock.
Danny and Christie Downs made headlines in the 80s when their mother took them to hospital with fatal bullet wounds. Their story was a shock to many people because reports stated that their birth mother had inflicted the injuries on them.
Danny and Christy Age
Christy is 47 years old as of 2021, she was born on 7 October 1974 as Christie Ann Downs. Danny is 46 years old as of 2021, however, he has not shared details about his date of birth, and birthday with the public. This section is under review and will be updated soon.
Danny and Christy Height
Danny and Christy stand at an average height and moderate weight. We shall update details of the height and other body measurements as soon as the information is available.
Danny and Christy Family
Danny and Christie are the surviving children of Diane Downs. They were born and raised along with Cheryl Lynn who died following the tragic shooting. Christie and Cheryl were a product of Diane’s marriage to her ex-husband, Stephen (Danny) Downs.
The couple was together from 1973 and 1980 when Steve left her because he believed that Diane was cheating on him. Further information about their parents and siblings is under review and will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Danny and Christy mother
Danny and Christie’s mother, Diane, continues to serve her sentence at the Central California Women’s Facility and has been denied parole twice. However, Diane has continually maintained her innocence and has stated severally that she still loves and cares for her children.
Christy, born Christie Downs The star witness in her mother’s case was left with a speech impairment after the accident. She attended the University of Oregon and resides in the town along with her husband and children. Her firstborn son was born in the year 2005.
Christie named her daughter Cheryl after her deceased sister. Diane Downs and Christie have not maintained any form of communication.
Danny, born Danny Downs is paralyzed from the waist down. He is a computer geek who has maintained a low profile. He is reportedly going about his everyday life, However information about his private life has remained undisclosed.
What happened to Danny and Christy
Until her incarceration, Elizabeth Diane Frederickson Downs served as a postal worker in Springfield, Oregon. Danny, Christie, and Cheryl were eight, seven, and three, respectively. In May 1983 at night, their mother Diane drove into the emergency wing of Mckenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield.
She brought in her children, who had suffered severe bullet wounds shot at close range. The medical experts pronounced Cheryl dead on arrival. Christie and her brother younger brother, Danny, were holding on to dear life. According to her, a bushy-haired stranger had shot Diane Downs’ children while attempting to carjack them on a deserted rural road. She also had a bullet wound on her forearm.
The American convict claimed that they were sightseeing while driving home from visiting a friend when the bizarre attack happened that evening. Danny suffered injuries that left him paralyzed, while Christie, who had dilated pupils and low blood pressure, sustained a stroke that impaired her speech.
Preliminary investigations into the case showed that Downs was emotionally flat and her story far-fetched. It was also unclear why a mother would take her children sightseeing in the dark. Then, as the inquiries continued, the authorities found a notebook where Diane had expressed her love for a man named Lew, who never wanted to see her if the children were around.
A few months after the ordeal, Christie began to recollect the events of that night. She testified before the District Attorney that she had not seen a stranger that night and that her mother was behind the shootings. When asked why her mother would do that, the nine-year-old replied, ”Maybe she loved Lew more than us.’