Small Sacrifices (1989)

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Made for TV film based on the best-selling book by Ann Rule. Based on the true story about Diane Downs, a woman who shoots her own children through an obsessive love for a man who does not want children. At first she claims an unknown assailant shot the children, killing one, and injuring herself, but later contradictions between her statements and police evidence leads to her being charged with murder.

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