SALEM -- Oregon's most notorious child murderer, Elizabeth Diane Downs, will have a second parole hearing on Dec. 10.

The hearing will be at Chemeketa Community College via video link. Downs is now at an out-of-state prison.

She was convicted in 1984 of one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of her three children in Lane County.

She was unrepentant, insisting that a shaggy-haired stranger had tried to carjack the family, and shot the children.

Downs was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

She escaped from the Oregon Women's Correctional Center in July, 1987, holing up in a home just blocks from prison until her capture 10 days later. Soon after, she was transferred to a California prison.

Seattle crime writer Ann Rule chronicled the murderer's story in 'Small Sacrifices' in 1987, which was turned into a movie two years later with Farrah Fawcett playing Downs.

Her punishment precedes mandatory sentencing guidelines in place today.

Downs will get a parole release date on Dec. 10, or she may be denied parole until another hearing no less than two years from Dec. 10 and no more than 10 years from that date.

She was denied parole in 2008.

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