Diane Downs' daughter started sending letters to her child killer mom

The daughter born to notorious child killer Diane Downs in prison has revealed she started sending letters to her biological mother after dealing with the pain of having to give her own baby up for adoption. 

Becky Babcock, now 34, was adopted soon after her mother Diane gave birth to her in Oregon in 1984.  

For years she didn't know who her biological mother was and only later learned that Downs had become pregnant with her while on trial for murder and attempted murder. 

Downs was sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years after being convicted of shooting her three children and killing one of them in 1983. She was in love with a married man and believed she could win him over if she got rid of her children.

Babcock is now speaking out about her biological mother in an ABC 20/20 special to air on Friday. 

Becky Babcock, now 34, was adopted soon after her child killer mother Diane Downs gave birth to her in Oregon in 1984. She only later learned that Downs had become pregnant with her while on trial for murder and attempted murder

Becky Babcock, now 34, was adopted soon after her child killer mother Diane Downs gave birth to her in Oregon in 1984. She only later learned that Downs had become pregnant with her while on trial for murder and attempted murder 

Downs was sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years after being convicted of shooting her three children and killing one of them in 1983

Downs was sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years after being convicted of shooting her three children and killing one of them in 1983 

She revealed that she only found out the truth about Downs when she was a teenager and it caused her life to go into a downward spiral. 

'It was gut-wrenching. It changed me. My innocence was gone,' she said. 

Babcock said she started taking drugs, dating a lot of people and eventually dropped out of school when she was 16. She said her relationship with her adopted parents also started to deteriorate. 

'It was very scary to have any relation to that woman... That's what really scared me... To feel any sort of connection to such a monster. A part of me was afraid that that's where I came from, does that mean where I'm going?' she said. 

'For so long I ran from the fact that I was her daughter. The reality set in that that's who gave birth to me.'  

Becky fell pregnant with her first son when she was

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