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    This has probably been asked but...

    ...does this case remind anyone of the Diane Downs case? I thought of that awhile back and was reminded of it this weekend when Lifetime showed yet another screening of "Small Sacrifices".

    Does anyone know if there has ever been a professional comparison of the two?

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    Not sure what you mean by professionally compared ?

    As inmates both ladies would have been given a psychological evaluation.

    They both murdered their own children but vast differences between the two cases.

    Now there are many many simliarities between darlie and jeff macdonald case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hbgchick
    ...does this case remind anyone of the Diane Downs case? I thought of that awhile back and was reminded of it this weekend when Lifetime showed yet another screening of "Small Sacrifices".

    Does anyone know if there has ever been a professional comparison of the two?
    I saw that movie yesterday on LTMN. She was really one crazy woman!

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    It doesnt really remind me of Diane Downs....Diane was a nut though, they all are....I guess the one case I can say Darlie reminds me of is the Jefferey Macdonald case. To me thats like the female version of her case....JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelle
    It doesnt really remind me of Diane Downs....Diane was a nut though, they all are....I guess the one case I can say Darlie reminds me of is the Jefferey Macdonald case. To me thats like the female version of her case....JMO
    I think so too Michelle.
    Both are REALLY scary selfish people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hbgchick
    ...does this case remind anyone of the Diane Downs case? I thought of that awhile back and was reminded of it this weekend when Lifetime showed yet another screening of "Small Sacrifices".

    Does anyone know if there has ever been a professional comparison of the two?

    The two women, to me, have much in common. That movie freaks me out and I saw a lot of Darlie in her behavior.

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    I tend to agree with Jeana, there are some "aspects" to each case that are similar, but with the Jeffrey MacDonald case, well.........a lot of aspects that are similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpar
    Not sure what you mean by professionally compared ?

    As inmates both ladies would have been given a psychological evaluation.

    They both murdered their own children but vast differences between the two cases.

    Now there are many many simliarities between darlie and jeff macdonald case.
    By "professionally compared" I mean by a forensic profiler or trained psychologist.


    I certainly don't see "vast" differences myself. I see two narcissistic, compulsive, histrionic individuals who thought they could kill their children and get away with it.

    Both devised stories of a/an stranger/intruder that was to blame for the killings. Both believed fully that they would get away with it and for almost two decades still see themselves as victims and still proclaim their innocence (unlike a Susan Smith - who caved almost immediately and confessed, or an Andrea Yates who just outright said she did it). Of course, Jeffery McDonald fits that profile also, but I am personally more interested in the comparison of the two women.


    Obviously, the details of each case are different, but the underlying psychology is eerily similar.

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    [QUOTE=Hbgchick]By "professionally compared" I mean by a forensic profiler or trained psychologist.


    [color=black] I see two narcissistic, compulsive, histrionic individuals who thought they could kill their children and get away with it.
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    NO KIDDING! OMGosh...how anyone could kill their kiddos is beyond me! Both women are truly scary animals.



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