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Deadly Women is an American television series first aired in 2005 on the Discovery Channel, focusing on female killers. It was originally a mini-series consisting of three episodes: "Obsession," "Greed" and "Revenge". After a two-year hiatus, the show resumed production in 2008 and began airing on the Investigation Discovery channel as a regularly scheduled series. The 2008–present TV series is produced in Australia by Beyond International.

Deadly Women TV series (2005)[edit source | edit]

Each of the three original episodes covered the cases of four women or groups of women who were united by the central theme of the episode.

Episodes[edit source | edit]

Season 1: 2005[edit source | edit]

EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
11"Obsession"Chris ThorburnFebruary 8, 2005
In 17th century Central Europe, Elizabeth Báthory, a Hungarian noblewoman, was obsessed with youth and beauty. According to legend, Báthory murdered as many as 650 young women, believing that drinking their blood would preserve her youth. Báthory became known as the "Blood Countess." In Romania during the 1920s and '30s, Vera Renczi's fears of infidelity and abandonment ostensibly caused her to murder the men in her life. Renczi poisoned her husbands, lovers and one son with arsenic before placing their bodies in zinc-lined coffins in her wine cellar. In New Orleans during the early 19th century, French socialite Delphine LaLaurie was believed to be a cruel sadist who beat, tortured, and performed medical experiments on slaves in the basement of her mansion. And in Washington State, Linda Burfield Hazzard, a doctor and a delusional "fasting specialist," believed she could "heal" her patients through exhausting diets and starvation. Hazzard's practice of starvation resulted in the death of a visiting English heiress in 1911. 
22"Greed"Chris ThorburnFebruary 15, 2005
In the early 1900s, on a small farm in La Porte, Indiana, Norwegian immigrant Belle Gunness used strychnine to poison her suitors and boyfriends before feeding their remains to the hogs. Gunness's motive was to collect life insurance, cash and other valuables from her victims. Between 1907 and 1917, in Windsor, Connecticut, nursing home proprietor Amy Archer-Gilligan purchased life insurance policies on her elderly residents before poisoning them with arsenic. In Cordele, Georgia, greed led Janie Lou Gibbs, a church going mother and grandmother who once ran a day-care center, to poison her three sons, a grandson and her husband in the 1960s for the sole purpose of collecting life insurance. And during the 1880s in Liverpool, England, sisters Catherine Flannigan & Margaret Higgins worked together to poison their own family members in an attempt to claim insurance payouts. The two sisters became known as "The Black Widows of Liverpool". 
33"Revenge"Chris ThorburnFebruary 22, 2005
Katherine Knight brutally stabbed her de facto husband to death before dismembering him and using parts of the body to cook up a grisly stew. Blanche Taylor Moore used arsenic poisoning to kill her loved ones. Ruth Ellis shot her boyfriend to death after he caused her to miscarry. The Lainz Angels of Death gave nurses a bad name, murdering at least 49 of their patients. 

Deadly Women TV series (2008–present)[edit source | edit]

Deadly Women resumed production of Season 2 in 2008, with slight changes. There is a new narrator, and each episode now features three cases instead of four.

Episodes[edit source | edit]

Season 2: 2008[edit source | edit]

EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
14"Thrill Killers"John MavetyPaul HawkerOctober 9, 2008
Melinda Loveless's jealousy sparks a revenge rampage that leads to the kidnap and torture of an innocent 12-year-old. 16-year-old Brenda Spencer opens fire on a schoolyard, killing two and wounding nine because she "doesn't like Mondays" (the case inspired the song "I Don't Like Mondays" by Irish punk rock group The Boomtown Rats). In Brisbane, Australia a so-called "lesbian Vampire murder" - a tale of satanic rituals, and gothic goings-on, culminates in the slaying of a male victim to satiate Tracey Wiggington's lust for blood. 
25"Fatal Attraction"John MavetyPaul HawkerOctober 16, 2008
On May 19, 1983, Diane Downs shot her three children, killing one of them. Diane's motive was simply to free herself of parenthood so she could pursue a romantic relationship with a man who didn't want children. In 1925, Martha Wise poisoned three of her family members to death and crippled more than a dozen with arsenic. And in Perth, Australia, lesbian couple Valerie Parashumti and Jessica Stasinowsky drugged, bludgeoned, and strangled their 16-year-old flatmate Stacey Mitchell to death. 
36"Twisted Minds"John MavetyPaul HawkerOctober 23, 2008
In a rage driven by years of untreated schizophrenia, 25-year-old Sylvia Seegrist opened fire on innocent shoppers in a Philadelphia-area mall in 1985. Twelve years later, in Sherwood, Arkansas, depression drove Christina Marie Riggs to smother her own children to death and attempt suicide afterwards. And in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bobbie Sue Dudley, a registered nurse suffering from Munchhausen syndrome, murders twelve nursing home residents by overdosing them with insulin injections. 
47"Dark Secrets"John MavetyPaul HawkerOctober 30, 2008
For twelve years, Florida-based serial killer Judy Buenoano secretly murdered lovers and family members to claim on insurance policies she'd set up in advance. On the other side of the world, and in a different era, Eugenia Falleni lived a double life. Born a woman, but living as a man in conservative turn-of-the-20th century Sydney, Australia, Falleni killed to keep her true gender concealed. And in Texas, pediatric nurse Genene Jones secretly killed as many as 46 infants left in her care between 1980 and 1982. 
58"Bad Medicine"John MavetyPaul HawkerNovember 6, 2008
In 1986, Seattle-based Stella Nickell poisoned her husband and an innocent shopper by planting cyanide-laced pain-relief capsules on drug store shelves. In Australia, on a killing spree that lasted from 1991 until 1999, serial killer Kathleen Folbigg murdered four of her children by suffocating them. And in 1991, British nurse Beverley Allitt murdered four children and injured five others by injecting them with insulin or potassium, causing cardiac arrest. 
69"Predators"John MavetyPaul HawkerNovember 13, 2008
Famed "Monster" serial killing prostitute Aileen Wuornos shot and killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Decades earlier, Anna Marie Hahn, a German immigrant, preyed upon fellow Germans in Cincinnati during the 1930s. Hahn poisoned her victims and stole money from them-just as Dorothea Puente preyed on the down-and-out in Sacramento during the 1980s. Puente was accused of poisoning her victims, stealing their social security checks, then burying seven of their bodies in her tiny back yard. 

Season 3: 2009[edit source | edit]

EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
110"Young Blood"John MavetyAugust 20, 2009
In Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 10-year-old Mary Bell becomes a murderer after she strangles a 4-year-old boy to death on May 25, 1968, just one day before her 11th birthday. Two months later, at age 11, Bell murders another little boy, becoming Britain's youngest female serial killer. In Fayette County, Georgia, troubled teen lovers Holly Harvey and Sandra Ketchum are forbidden from seeing one another by Holly's grandparents. Holly resents her grandparents and their strict rules, and with the help of Sandra, the two teens decide to murder the elderly couple by stabbing them to death. And in Gary, Indiana, 15-year-old Paula Cooper and her friends need some quick cash so they decide to rob 78-year-old Bible teacher Ruth Pelke under the pretense of asking for Bible lessons. Upon allowing the girls into her home, Ruth Pelke is brutally stabbed to death by the ringleader of the clique, Paula Cooper. 
211"Blood for Money"John MavetyAugust 27, 2009
In 1934, Eva Coo and Martha Clift drove Henry Wright, a fellow employee, to an isolated location in Oneonta, New York. There, Eva bludgeoned him with a mallet and Martha ran over him with a car. Coo and Clift's motive for murder was simply to collect the life insurance that had been purchased on Wright. In Texas, Celeste Beard conspires to murder her husband, a retired television executive and self-made multi-millionaire, with her lesbian lover Tracey Tarlton. And in 19th century Australia, baby farmer Sarah Makin murders innocent infants while collecting money from the children's mothers. 
312"The Disturbed"September 3, 2009
Nurse Jane Toppan murders at least 31 of her patients in a sadistic fashion, Dana Sue Gray kills three women and severely injures another due to a crave for power, thirst for cash and hatred of her mother. And in Florida, an unstable babysitter named Christine Falling betrays parents' trust by suffocating the children that she was supposed to protect. 
413"Behind the Mask"September 11, 2009
Helen Golay and Olga Rutterschmidt kill homeless men for insurance money, Betty Lou Beets murders two husbands before burying them in her yard, and Kim Hricko sets her loving husband on fire to hide her affair with another man. 
514"Forbidden Love"September 17, 2009
"J.R", age 12, and her 23-year-old boyfriend brutally slaughter her parents and brother so they can be together,[1] Sharee Miller uses the Internet as a tool to manipulate her lover into killing her husband, and Kristin Rossum murdered her husband to hide her affair with her boss and addiction to crystal meth. 
615"Hearts of Darkness"September 24, 2009
Winnie Ruth Judd impulsively murders her friends after fighting over a man and has them cut up with the intention of dumping their remains in the Pacific Ocean. Carolyn Warmus was so desperate for a man's love that she shot his wife nine times. Daphne Wright butchered another deaf woman to protect the only love she had ever known. 
716"Evil Influence"October 1, 2009
In mid-1960s England, Myra Hindley and her sadistic boyfriend Ian Brady go on a sick, murderous rampage that takes the lives of five children, burying their victims in the couple's favorite place - the English moors. In August 1969, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten slaughtered seven prominent people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in the Hollywood hills. All three girls were disciples of infamous cult leader Charles Manson. Tania Herman was so under the spell of her lover Joe Korp, that she willingly killed her lover's wife simply because he asked her. 
817"Fatal Obsession"October 8, 2009
Compulsive liar Lisa M. Montgomery's supposed pregnancy was a fraud, and to avoid being exposed, she murdered a pregnant woman in cold blood so she could steal her unborn baby. Best friends Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme were so obsessed with each other and their fantasy world, they killed a loving mother to protect their friendship. Catherine Birnie was hopelessly in love with a sexually sadistic serial killer and became one herself. 
918"Lethal Lovers"October 15, 2009
For almost three decades, Rosemary West and her husband rape, torture and murder at least 11 women before burying them under their backyard. Martha Beck helps her con artist boyfriend trick women, and three lives (two women and a toddler) are cut short as a result. Erika Sifrit goes to Ocean City with her husband, giving an innocent couple an invitation back to their condo to be murdered. 
1019"Mothers Who Kill"October 22, 2009
Waneta Hoyt kills her babies and blames Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (aka SIDS) for the deaths to gain sympathy from other people. Driven by a deadly delusion, Andrea Yates drowns her five children one by one to save their souls. Susan Smith outrages America by sending her two young boys to a watery grave in order to earn back her lover. 
1120"Born Bad"October 29, 2009
In 1965 Indianapolis, Gertrude Baniszewski tortured and murdered sixteen year-old Sylvia Likens and got her children to help do the dirty work. Antoinette Frank was a killer cop who shot a fellow officer and two owners of a Vietnamese restaurant she helped guard at nighttime. And Sharon Kinne traded her life as a suburban mom for a life of crime and still may be among us today. 
1221"Lethal Vengeance"November 5, 2009
At age sixteen, Sarah Marie Johnson shot both of her parents because they wouldn't let her see her nineteen-year-old boyfriend. Piper Rountree wouldn't rest until her ex-husband was in the grave for leaving her. Devil worshiping Christa Pike, convinced that college classmate Colleen Slemmer was trying to steal her boyfriend, cut Colleen over 300 times and bludgeoned her with a rock before taking a piece of the skull as a trophy. 
1322"Blood Lines"November 12, 2009
Barbara Opel talked children (including her own daughter) into brutally murdering a helpless old man who generously helped them during trying times. Out in the Wild West, Kate Bender was prepared to help her family of serial killers. Sante Kimes led her son into a life of crime, and they left a trail of frauds, scams, bills, and bodies behind them. 

Season 4: 2010[edit source | edit]

EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
123"An Eye for an Eye"August 12, 2010
Power-hungry drug addict and prostitute Karla Faye Tucker used a pickaxe to murder an ex-boyfriend and a woman he was having a one-night-stand with. Upon being sentenced to death however, she experiences some profound changes for the better, making her execution one of the most controversial in United States history. Volatile, hot-tempered single mother Jessica McCord used her children as a lure to send her loving ex-husband and his new wife to a fiery grave as revenge for leaving her. And Clara Harris responds to her husband's ongoing affair with his receptionist by attacking them in a four-star hotel and running over him with her car in the parking lot. 
224"Outlaws"August 19, 2010
Infamous drug lord Griselda Blanco has roughly 100 people murdered by her hand or her order during the Drug Wars in Miami, but outdoes herself by putting a contract on one of her hit-men and killing his 2-year-old son by mistake in a drive-by. Bad girl Barbara Graham had so much hatred towards her abusive mother that she pistol whips a lonely widow to death in order to let it all out, turning what was supposed to be a mere robbery into bloody murder and landing her a spot in the gas chamber. Self-proclaimed "Queen of Thieves" Juanita Spinelli fostered young teens and taught them to become her henchmen, but when they accidentally kill an innocent man, she murders one of her helpers to keep him from talking. 
325"Fortune Hunters"August 26, 2010
Serial wife Jill Coit married a man for his money, but when he learns she's been married eleven times he divorces her, and she then ends the relationship (along with his life) for good with a gun. After former exotic dancer Marjorie Ann Orbin got all she ever wanted from her wealthy husband, she shot and dismembered him, and then disposed of his body in the desert. A caring, church-going lady Barbara Stager shoots her sleeping husband after he discovers that she's greedy, an adulteress and a liar. An identical "accident" with her previous husband and tape recordings by her fearful husband ultimately give her away. 
426"Dangerous Liaisons"September 2, 2010
Rebellious teenager Caril Fugate and her out-of-control boyfriend go on cross-country killing spree that leaves 11 people dead. But whether she's an innocent hostage as she claims to be or a willing accomplice remains in dispute. Sexually sadistic alcoholic Valmae Beck willingly lures a 12-year-old girl into a deadly trap to help her equally sexually sadistic husband satisfy his darkest desires, and she was turned on by the incident just as much as he was. Under the spell of her dangerous husband Tracey, Ashley Humphrey stalks and kills Tracey's ex-girlfriend Sandee to prevent her from pressing rape charges against him. 
527"Till Death Do Us Part"September 9, 2010
Preacher's wife Mary Winkler shoots her sleeping husband, claiming she was subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse. After a trial that gained national attention, her sentencing would become one that would divide the nation. Rebecca Salcedo married a socially awkward rich man for his money and after learning she'd only get a few thousand dollars by divorcing him, she creates a sinister plan to take him for all he has. Betty Broderick helped put her husband through law school and gave him four beautiful children, then she soon discovers her husband is having an affair. After divorcing Betty, Dan and his new wife are granted custody of the kids. Betty decides to shot and kill them both as they slept in their mansion. 
628"Master Manipulators"September 16, 2010
Black widow Sharon Nelson marries a man for his money, drains his bank accounts, turns to her secret lover, and talks him into killing her husband before moving onto another man. Seductress Virginia Larzelere got every man she came into contact with (including her own son) tangled in a web of lust and greed, which allowed her to hire a hit-man to shoot her husband in the middle of the day in his dental office. Sheila LaBarre inherits her husband's farm and entices young men to help share the work and her bed. Only after moving in with her does Sheila reveal her monstrous nature and she ultimately lured at least two men to a fiery grave. 
729"The Sacred Bond"September 23, 2010
Theresa Knorr was driven by series of deadly delusions to kill two of her daughters in a story so grotesque that detectives did not believe them until two Jane Doe cases confirmed the story as told by her lone surviving daughter. Fueled by a potent cocktail of prolonged alcohol abuse, intense anger problems and unstable mental health, Debora Green set her house on fire and killed two of her three children (one girl escaped through her bedroom window) to get back at her husband for leaving her. Diane O'Dell had a series of bad relationships and was often pregnant; but if the father wasn't around for the birth, Diane made it a habit to smother the infants to death and place their body in a box. This happened on three separate occasions and it was not until decades later when everything was exposed. 
830"Beyond Suspicion"September 30, 2010
In an attempt to gain power and respect, Tillie Gburek portrayed herself as a fortune teller who predicted when people would die. To make her predictions come true, her clients were given her signature hearty stew that was laced with arsenic. She remained undetected for years and could have killed as many as 20 people. A lifetime over-achiever and fresh out of law school, Beth Carpenter was determined to take custody of her niece, but the judge granted custody to her sister Kim and Kim's partner Buzz. Taking the law into her own hands, out of anger she and her boss hired a hit-man to kill Buzz for $5,000. Caroline Grills inherited her mother-in-law's beautiful home by killing her via food laced with thallium (rat poison), but she enjoyed it so much that she killed two more relatives over a nice cup of tea. 
931"In Cold Blood"October 7, 2010
Wendi Mae Davidson kills her husband by injecting him with drugs that are normally used to euthanize animals. Anu Singh was a troubled young woman who planned to commit suicide and threw a party to celebrate her final day on the earth; but no one knew she was planning to take her fiance with her. While Joe died after being given multiple shots of heroin, Anu didn't die. Black widow Lynn Turner married two police officers while working as a dispatcher. When she got bored with her husbands, she simply killed them by poisoning them with ethylene glycol(aka antifreeze)hidden in a bowl of Jell-O. 
1032"Under His Control"October 21, 2010
Jennifer Reali was with a man who used seduction and Bible passages to convince her to murder his wife, painting the murder as an act of mercy to set her free of the pain she was suffering from a disease called lupus. Alongside her greedy boyfriend Carl, Bonnie Heady abducted a 6-year-old boy by posing as his aunt and they held him at ransom for $600,000. Even after his parents sent the money, they killed the boy to keep him from revealing their identities. Using threats to hurt her family members and reveal humiliating information to the public, Fred Andros convinced his lover Dawn Silvernail to kill the woman whom he made Dawn have lesbian sex with while videotaping the affairs. 
1133"Secrets and Lies"October 28, 2010
Anjette Lyles was a lively, successful restaurateur who was secretly obsessed with black magic and when relatives got in the way of what she wanted, she'd simply kill them. Two husbands, a mother-in-law and her young daughter all died of arsenic poisoning at her hands. Susan Grund's desires to be sexually desired by men and come across as a devoted, classy wife did not mix. When her husband Jimmy became aware of her actions, he soon died after being shot. She was jailed for it, but there's still a dispute as to who the perpetrator really is. Audrey Marie Hilley secretly used arsenic to kill her husband and her daughter barely escaped a similar fate. Marie soon was on the run – moved to a different area and used two different identities to cover up her tracks and remained undetected for years. 
1234"Love Gone Wrong"November 4, 2010
Under the influence and with her boyfriend, Christine Paolilla murders her four best friends in a robbery gone wrong in Houston and remained on the loose for years. Even during that time, however, she wasn't exactly free as she was being haunted by her murdered friends. Penny Boudreau's boyfriend was sick of the bickering between her and her 12-year-old daughter, so he said "either she goes or I go". Upon saying that, he meant that she must go to live with her father, but Penny took things too far and strangled her only child to keep her boyfriend. Jennifer Hyatte fell in love with a prisoner while working as a nurse and they got married. After her husband's latest parole hearing, she showed up at the courthouse with a gun and shot a guard to free her husband. On the run, they saw a news story at a hotel, revealing that the guard died on the way to the hospital and that branded Jennifer and George as murderers. 
1335"A Daughter's Revenge"November 11, 2010
Straight-A student Nicole Kasinskas falls for a guy who soon drives a wedge between her and her mother, who until that point was the most important person in her life. After being denied permission to live with her boyfriend, they punish her mother by bludgeoning and stabbing her to death. In 19th century Great Britain, Constance Kent was furious at her father for cheating on her dying mother with the governess, Mary, whom he marries after Constance's mother dies and has a young son with. She gets revenge towards Mary and her father by slashing the throat of her young half-brother and disposing of him in an outhouse. After her brother is arrested for viciously murdering two people, Belinda Van Krevel[2] blames their father for treating them badly and when her brother gets a life sentence, Belinda takes revenge by having her brother's best friend murder her father. 
1436"Love Sick"December 9, 2010
Lisa Michelle Lambert[3] was furious at the fact that her boyfriend Lawrence raped 16-year-old Laurie Show, but blamed the victim rather than the perpetrator. Lisa Michelle became obsessed with stalking young Laurie and ended her life by setting a trap to lure Laurie's mother out of the house and then cutting Laurie multiple times in her own bedroom. Daphne Abdela was a spoiled rich girl living near the Dakota in NYC who had an alcohol problem and a need to kill at just 15 years old. Alongside her boyfriend, Christopher Vasquez, she stabbed a regular drinking buddy in excess of 40 times and dumped him in water near Strawberry Fields in Central Park. Sarah Kolb befriended the new girl in town, Adrianne Reynolds, who was in awe of Sarah's boldness. However, when both girls fell for the same boy, Sarah responded by viciously murdering this young girl, having a friend chop her up and burning the body. 
1537"Married to Murder"December 16, 2010
Amy Bosley was caught embezzling millions of dollars and was so consumed by greed, she killed her husband and staged a break-in while hiding the money somewhere. Her plan to get away with murder backfired, but the money remains hidden. Joyce Chant and her sons were suffering at the hands of a controlling abusive husband and father. To escape the madness, she shot her husband and then chopped him up. Michelle Michael married her husband Jimmy for his money and for image, so when he discovers she's having an affair with another man, she went from devious to diabolical. Instead of divorcing him, she turned to murder. 
1638"Teen Killers"December 23, 2010
Chelsea Richardson and Susanna Toledano killed Chelsea's boyfriends' parents so they'd all inherit the large house and the family's money. Chelsea played mastermind and organized everything, Susanna did the killings to protect the only real friends she had. Canadian sisters "Sandra and Beth"[1] were so sick of watching their loving mother waste the money on alcohol (the money they want to spend), that they developed an elaborate scheme that involved drugging their mother and drowning her in the bathtub. Penny Bjorkland had no history of violence or behavior problems, yet she fantasized what it would be like to shoot someone and she made her fantasy come to life when a man offered her a lift one day and she emptied her pistol twice over by shooting him. 

Season 5: 2011–2012[edit source | edit]

EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
139"Deadly Women: Killer Countdown Special"July 22, 2011
FBI Profiler Candice DeLong counts down the 10 Deadliest Women featured on the show in seasons 2–4 as determined by viewer votes on investigationdiscovery.com. The special featured clips from these deadly women's segments as they went along. The results were as follows – 10.) Myra Hindley, 9.) Caril Fugate, 8.) Lisa Montgomery, 7.) Christa Pike, 6.) Sarah Makin, 5.) Betty Lou Beets, 4.) Rosemary West, 3.) Griselda Blanco, 2.) J.R. and 1.) Gertrude Baniszewski. 
240"Twisted Thrills"July 29, 2011
Christina Walters defies the odds by becoming a gang leader at age 20 and attempts to earn the Crips' tear tattoo under an eye meaning they've killed. As deadly initiation, Christina and her gang kidnap three women in two separate abductions and shoot them like lambs to the slaughter. The seemingly senseless murders would've remained unsolved if it weren't for one thing – one woman is still alive. Judith Neelley marries her husband Alvin at age 15, and they immediately begin a crime spree. After being released on armed robbery charges, Judith and Alvin commit the most heinous of crimes by abducting, raping, torturing and murdering two women, one of them a 13-year-old girl. One extraordinary breakthrough leads to an eyewitness confession and one detail ultimately leads to their arrest. Irene Maslin gladly plans to help kill her friend's on-again-off-again boyfriend by injecting him with battery acid. That doesn't work, so she orders a young man to bludgeon him with a baseball bat and when that didn't work, she finishes the job by placing a grocery bag over his head and suffocating him to death. 
341"Loathe Thy Neighbor"August 5, 2011
Tiffany Cole kidnaps and buries alive an elderly couple who had helped care for her as her father was dying from terminal cancer. Seeking initiation into the notorious street gang, the Bloods, Shonda Walter butchers a Pearl Harbor survivor with an ax without mercy. And bipolar Sunday School teacher Melissa Huckaby drugs her young daughter's 8-year-old friend out of jealousy and rapes her using a rolling pin. 
442"Hearts of Stone"August 12, 2011
Mother and wife Lydia Sherman laces food and drinks with arsenic, killing three husbands and all of her children. Young mother Paula Sims murders her two young daughters, but lets her son live due to her personal view that girls were unwanted. During the 1970s, under the influence of serious drugs, Velma Barfield plays caretaker while secretly killing people with arsenic. Away from the drugs, she becomes the 'angel of death row' before being executed. 
543"Kill Their Own"August 19, 2011
Jealous of the attention given to her children, Texas housewife Darlie Routier stabs two of her sons and stages a break-in to get that attention back. She now awaits execution on Texas' death row. In 1987, Frances Newton cold-heartedly shoots her husband and two young children for life insurance money. She is executed in 2005 by the state of Texas. Susan Eubanks, convinced that all men are liars and cheats, gets revenge against her ex-husbands by shooting and killing her four sons in the order they came into her life. She is sentenced to death. 
644"To Love and to Murder"August 26, 2011
Southern belle Louise Peete shoots and kills multiple partners, leaving a trail of blood and bodies behind her before the state takes her life in the gas chamber. Instead of divorce, horse owner Jane Dorotik chooses to murder her husband so she won't have to share the money she planned on using for her own ranch. Teresa Lewis and two secret lovers shoot her husband and his son for life insurance, but they donn't plan it well - her husband is still alive when the police arrive, and his dying testament is a clue as to who is responsible. 
745"Kill for Cash"September 2, 2011
In order to kill her father, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong has to make enough money to hire a hit-man and decides to use a collar bomb as a weapon. Little does her accomplice know the bomb on his chest isn't a decoy. Rosie Alfaro stabs her friend's 9-year-old sister over 50 times to rob the house and trade the items and money stolen in exchange for drugs and booze. To inherit her kind neighbor's farm, Kim Snibson brutally murders the couple and gets two men to do the work for her. 
846"Breaking Point"September 9, 2011
Battered housewife Amber Cummings shoots her white supremacist, child-pornography loving, Nazi obsessed husband to save her daughter from being sexually assaulted. Afterward, it is discovered that the deceased had been planning a terrorist attack at President Barack Obama's inauguration, and that Cummings might have saved not only her daughter, but the United States. Consumed with greed, ne'er-do-well alcoholic con-artist Kate Webster murders her employer, spins a web of lies to cover up her crime and disposes of the body in the most gruesome way possible, and ends up going to the gallows. The victim's skull remains undiscovered for 130 years. Sick of having to constantly care for her needy, terminally ill husband, who has only weeks to live, Wendi Andriano gets impatient waiting for him to die and speeds things up by killing him herself. 
947"Love to Death"September 16, 2011
Self-proclaimed voodoo queen Josephine Gray terrifies her husbands and kills them, but due to lack of evidence, locking her up calls for some very drastic actions. Elisa McNabney and Sarah Dutra have a bond so strong that it leaves Elisa's husband the third person in his marriage. Money and pure selfishness motivates them to execute Larry. Peter Shellard gives his girlfriend Shirley Withers everything including her own boutique, money and a nice house. Shirley repays him by hiring two drug addicts to murder Peter and stage it like a game of kinky sex gone wrong. 
1048"Sacrifice Their Blood"November 4, 2011
Robin Lee Row needs money to pay off her excessive spending. Her solution is to set her house on fire with her husband and two kids inside. But her water-tight alibi leads police on a wild goose chase for clues and a conviction – leading to dark secrets from her past and only one way to expose her. Marybeth Tinning loves the attention she receives after her third child died of meningitis as a baby. To keep receiving that attention she quietly kills her other eight children over a span of years. She's seen as a woman with a series of unfortunate events, until she goes one step too far by smothering an adopted child. To make sure she doesn't lose her kids to her husband in a custody battle, alcoholic, con-artist Cora Caro gets revenge on her unfaithful husband (both are seen as caring Christians) by shooting their three eldest sons and attempts suicide by shooting herself in the mouth, barely surviving it. 
1149"Deadly Possession"November 11, 2011
Rachel Wade and Sarah Luderman engage in an online battle for the affections of a boy and the battle enters the real world. When Sarah takes one risk too many by confronting Rachel, Rachel is armed with a knife and uses it to effectively kill Sarah. Caroline Young is so upset at the thought of losing her grandson to his biological father, she stabs both her grand-kids (ages 6 and 4) and also stabs herself (but survives) - all while her grandson's mother is watching. Elizabeth "Ma" Duncan [1] has only one man who has always stuck by her - her son Frank - and is jealous of any other woman who enters his life. So when Frank marries his pregnant girlfriend (who helped nurse Elizabeth back to health after attempting suicide) in a private ceremony, Elizabeth taunts them with phone calls, has the marriage annulled by impersonating Frank's wife, and hires two amateur criminals to kidnap and kill Frank's pregnant wife and their unborn child. 
1250"An Inconvenient Marriage"November 18, 2011
After learning her first husband had an illegitimate child, Raynella Dossett Leath begins to control every aspect of her new husband life, including his death when she's overcome by greed. Soon afterwards, another shocking secret is revealed. Margaret Rudin is sick of her husband wasting all of his money on alcohol and guns - money that she wants to spend - and kills and dismembers him before going on the run. She soon discovers that her efforts were for naught, as her husband had changed his will and completely disinherited her. Linda Lou Charbonneau gets sick of her first husband and marries his nephew; when neither man's financial status meets Linda's satisfaction, her solution is to kill both of them. 
1351"Sins of the Sister"November 25, 2011
Sarah Mitchell lives rent-free in the house of her hard-working, well-to-do older sister Stevie. When Stevie cuts her off after learning Sarah had been stealing money and writing checks in her name, Sarah's plans go from devious to diabolic by killing, dismembering and re-emerging from a fire as her sister. Two twins, wholesome school-teacher Peggy Lowe and flashy, audacious nurse Betty Wilson find themselves caught in a web of deception and mystery after a man they both met murders Betty's ailing husband (a well loved eye-doctor whom Betty married for money) and claims they both made him do it. The truth is one that shakes Huntsville, Alabama to its core. Kathleen Worrall suffers from a hormonal disease, but the medicine causes weight gain, so she stops taking it. As a result, the tiniest things set her off and one mistake leads to her stabbing her younger sister Susan. 
1452"Pleasure from Pain"December 2, 2011
In 1760s London, respected midwife Elizabeth Brownrigg secretly abuses her servants and ruthlessly tortures, beats and starves them. It's not until one girl is found dying from numerous open sores that this woman is finally unmasked and she is branded a monster for centuries to come. Kerry Lyn Dalton discovers while she was in jail, her flatmate, Irene May, sold some of her belongings to pay for crystal meth, which both women take. Kerry, high on meth, responds by torturing Irene to death via everything from electrocution to stabbing to bludgeoning. In turn-of-the-century Australia, Martha Rendell moves in with her lover, who leaves his wife for her but keeps their kids. Martha seems to have jumped out of a Grimm's fairy-tale as a wicked stepmother – she makes the children ill and pretends to swab their throats with medicine, which is really hydrochloric acid. After Martha kills three of her stepchildren, a fourth escapes and exposes Martha as a heartless sadist who got sexual pleasure from their suffering. 
1553"Lethal Love"December 9, 2011
Susan Wright is supposedly abused and controlled by her husband, who spends days having affairs with strippers and using drugs while Susan raises their two young kids. Susan doesn't believe in divorce and feels the only way out is murder. Alice Mitchell has plans of moving to Boston with her lover Freda Ward and living as a married couple disguised as a man, but when Freda's family stops those plans dead in their tracks and forbids her to see Alice, an obsession begins leading Alice to destroy the one she cherished most. Larissa Schuster is many things - a biochemist, an over-achiever... and a bully. She carries on affairs behind her husband's back and when he leaves the family home – instead of continuing her affairs, she permanently dissolves their marriage by dissolving Tim's body in a blue barrel of acid in the garage. 
1654"Baby-Faced Killers"December 16, 2011
Within hours of meeting in juvenile detention, troubled teens Cindy Collier and Shirley Wolf begin to plan a life together and step one in the plan included killing somebody random. Their victim of choice: a trusting old lady with whom they spend hours chatting about her family before stabbing her. Lorraine Thorpe sees a father figure in a 41-year-old in her group of alcoholics. He violently beats his girlfriend and eventually kills her, and Lorraine happily participates; when Lorraine's father learns of the murder and becomes suspicious, they kill him too. Courtney Dunkin was adopted by her grandparents and after her grandfather passed away, got into the goth movement, which doesn't mesh with her grandmother's caring Christian lifestyle. After Courtney's boyfriend breaks up with her, Courtney plots to kill him and then escape to Mexico with a friend, but the one obstacle to her plan is her grandmother, and so she drugs her with a spiked milkshake and then shoots her to death after kissing her goodnight. 
1755"Senseless Slayings"December 30, 2011
Tina Powell and LaFonda Foster are drunk and high when they go on a killing spree, taking five friends hostage and brutally killing them all one by one in different ways. The night proves to be the deadliest in the history of Lexington, Kentucky. Melinda Harmon-Raisch is a Christian housewife who falls for a star-student at a nearby college. Since she views divorce sinful, she has her lover murder her husband so they can be together and they pin it on two black people. Strangely enough, the two go on to marry other people and the secret is hidden for a decade. After losing her husband and two sons in the Melbourne gang wars, crime family queen and professional thief Judy Moran tries to save her own skin by executing her brother-in-law. 
1856"Lover's Revenge"January 6, 2012
Jane Andrews is appointed the wardrobe specialist for the Duchess of York, but is fired when she begins to act too big for her britches. After losing her job, her only connection to the high life of England is her boyfriend. When he breaks things off after she begins to act clingy, she murders him in his bed. Shana Parkinson has a volatile temper that prompts her husband to leave her for another woman. Instead of wanting her husband to be happy, she wants him dead and makes that become a reality by stabbing him and his new fiancee to death (Greg sustained twice as many stab wounds as Karen). However, she gets caught quickly due to an unlikely eyewitness who saw the murders unfold. Jennifer Bailey is an impressionable girl whose first love is with a modern-day pagan who plants ideas in her mind. Their plans of running off to Canada together are cut short when her mother forbids them to speak and they respond by brutally murdering her. 
1957"Deadly Delinquents"January 13, 2012
Kirsten Costas reminds her classmate Bernadette Protti of everything she wants, but could never have. The solution to the problem is to annihilate the source of the pain by stabbing Kirsten to death. Karen Severson and Laura Doyle were friends with Missy Avila since grade school, but as they grow older, Missy blossoms into a beautiful, charming young lady while Karen becomes a single mother, and the friendship dissolves. On the pretense of wanting to reconcile with Missy, Karen and Laura take her into the woods, beat her up, cut her hair and drown her in the lake. The crime is unsolved for years until an unexpected confession appears as if out of nowhere. Kelly Fuller (age 18) is enraged at 15-year-old Jessica Lang, who is her ex's new girlfriend. Jessica, who's more interested in her apprenticeship and family than any boy, pays for her friendliness with her life after Kelly decides to end the source of jealousy permanently by stabbing her almost 50 times. 
2058"Match Made For Murder"January 20, 2012
When Patricia Robinson-Olsen has money problems, she resorts to soliciting her teenage son into shooting her second husband Neil to death, and then attempts to have him take the fall. French immigrant Valerie Pape is a hair salon owner and a Scottsdale, Arizona socialite with an abusive husband, Ira Pomerantz. When Valerie has had enough of her husband's abuse, she turns to murder, then dismembers his corpse. His torso is found in a dumpster behind a supermarket, but the rest of his remains have never been found. Jean Lee is a young Australian woman who becomes involved with two petty criminals and then turns to a life of crime. While attempting to rob an elderly man, he winds up dead. Jean confesses to her involvement hoping for a light prison sentence, but instead becomes the last woman hanged in Australia. 
2159"Killer Kids"January 27, 2012
Spending most of her life in expensive British boarding schools, American teen Elizabeth Haysom is an honor student who has plans to study the arts, but her parents have other ideas and give her an ultimatum – take science and math classes at college or they won't pay for her to go to her dream school. Rebellion controls her mind and when she's had enough, she gets her boyfriend to destroy them both. Heather D'Aoust is the 15-year-old adopted daughter of a loving couple, but after she is caught engaging in sexual activity with a female friend, she decides to kill her mother with a claw hammer. Nikki Reynolds grows up happy and wholesome, but that changes when she's dumped by her boyfriend. After spreading false rumors that she's pregnant, her mother seeks psychological help and constant arguing drives a wedge in the family. Planning to kill both parents, Nikki stabs her mom fatally, but is too broken up to finish the job and turns herself in. 

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EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
160"Hunting Humans"August 17, 2012
Suzan Carson and her husband Michael - both of whom are mentally ill and abuse drugs - have a list of people they think are witches that they wish to exterminate, and they go on to viciously murder three people. 14-year-old Chelsea O'Mahoney becomes involved in a gang where she and three friends attack eight people in one night while videotaping the encounters; one man dies at their hands. Two men named Bob give Pamela Perillo and her boyfriend James Briddle a place to live and money in exchange for helping around their apartment. Sadly, they make a big mistake as one morning Pamela and James rob their hosts, strangle one Bob to death, eat the coffee and donuts that he had brought for them, and finally suffocate the other Bob. 
261"Parents Peril"August 24, 2012
Missing her mother's companionship, beautiful and intelligent high school student Marie Robards poisons her loving father to move back in with her mom. She keeps it a secret for a year until her college roommate recites Claudius's guilt monologue from Hamlet, causing her to break down. The ways of wild, promiscuous "jazz baby" Dorothy Ellingson don't mesh with those of her old-fashioned parents who try to keep her from partying. Enraged at her parents and desperate for freedom, Dorothy shoots her mother in the head and goes partying afterwards. In prison, she appears to change her ways and begins to give lectures to teenagers on the dangers of delinquency. Brigitte Harris visits her sister and is surprised to see that also visiting is their child molester father who had been living in Liberia for several years. After he announces that he plans to return to Africa with his granddaughter; Brigitte handcuffs, suffocates and castrates her father to save her niece from a dreadful fate. 
362"Insatiable Greed"August 31, 2012
After Dena Thompson attempts to murder her new third husband with the lure of kinky sex, he barely survives and she gets three years in jail. Police eventually discover she's a gold-digger and murderer after finding large amounts of poison in the exhumed body of her second husband. Turn of the century Chicago wife/necrophile Louise Vermilyea uses arsenic to murder two husbands, five stepchildren and two other men for years before getting caught. She manages to escape prison by using the poison to harm herself and spends the rest of her days paralyzed. Brookey Lee West was raised with her father teaching her Satanism, witchcraft and violence, while her mother engages in numerous affairs and neglects her and her brother. As an adult, the hatred planted in Brookey's childhood leads her to gag her now needy, elderly mother with a grocery bag, stuff her into a trash can and put it into storage where it remains undisturbed for three years. 
463"Matriarchs of Murder"September 7, 2012
Frances Creighton resorts to poisoning her relatives with arsenic when they no longer become of use to her. After being acquitted of murdering her own brother, Frances moves to New York and begins an affair with a married man. Her lover's wife is a gossip who threatens to tell the neighbors about Frances' dark past, and Frances decides to silence her permanently. Betty Neumar had five husbands - four of whom died suspiciously while married to Betty. For decades, no one connects any of the deaths until a cold case investigation reveals Betty's murderous deeds. 72-year-old Millicent Cumberbatch and her husband Stanley were married for 38 years, but their union wasn't always a happy one. After a formal separation and her husband's year-long affair, a scorned and heartbroken Millicent decides to end their marriage, permanently. 
564"Web of Death"September 14, 2012
Elisa Baker has her online lover/husband and his young daughter move from Australia to North Carolina to be with her. Elisa takes delight in torturing her stepdaughter Zahra, who earlier survived bone cancer that left her almost deaf and took one of her legs. Zahra eventually dies and Elisa dismembers her body. Della Sutorius comes off as a sweet, charming and beautiful woman to the men who fall in love with her, but her true colors come out after the weddings. She turns out to be a greedy, violent monster whose five husbands end up either on-the-run, abused, or (in the last husband's case) murdered for money. Sandy Cain ditches her life in New York to be with a bounty hunter husband named Frank in Las Vegas, whom she meets over the Internet. However, after they marry, Frank is revealed to be manipulator who gave Sandy nothing she had been hoping for. Feeling fed up due to his betrayal, she shoots him and tries to save herself by trying to make it look like a self-defense attempt gone wrong. 
665"Murder of Innocence"September 21, 2012
Theresa Riggi's lack of trust in others leads her to isolate her children from society and have complete control over them. Furious at this, her husband gets four-hour visitations every week upon divorcing her and when he tries to apply for full custody, she stabs all three children and makes an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. Elise Ledvina is known in Milwaukee as a caring Catholic mother who values setting a good example, but secretly battles with intense delusions due to schizophrenia. Convinced she's a bad mother and that this world was a bad place for her two sons, the voices in her head drive her to bludgeon them with a baseball bat; her elder son is saved due to his father's intervention, but the younger son dies. Young Philadelphia housewife Marie Noe never really wanted children, unlike her devoted husband Arthur, and is unable to emotionally cope with the stresses of motherhood. Over two decades, she gives birth to ten children and two of them are stillborn, but none of the surviving children live long as she smothers them when they're alone. She isn't caught until 50 years after the first murder. 
766"Love You to Pieces"September 28, 2012
Egyptian-born nanny and model Omaima Nelson has a track record of manipulating men; as a young woman, she begins seducing older men, then robbing them blind. In 1991, 23 year-old Omaima meets 56 year-old Bill Nelson. Instead of simply robbing her new husband, she murders him, and doesn't stop there. She goes on to dismember and consume his corpse. Lyda Trueblood is an early twentieth-century woman with a penchant for poison. She uses arsenic to kill several relatives, including her husbands and her own daughter. After getting caught for the crimes, Lyda escapes, and almost commits another poison murder before getting caught. Amy DeChant is a businesswoman who falls for Las Vegas bookie Bruce Weinstein. Shortly into their relationship, Bruce uses his monies to spoil Amy, who gets accustomed to living the good life, but when Bruce threatens to leave the relationship, Amy kills him and robs him of over $100,000. 
867"No Good Reason"October 5, 2012
In 1983, Jacksonville, Florida woman Andrea Hicks Jackson calls police to file a report about a vandalized car, but when officer Gary Bevel arrives on the scene, he learns that Andrea has committed the vandalism herself in a fit of rage. While Bevel attempts to arrest Andrea for filing a false report, Andrea shoots the officer five times. She is sentenced to death, but her sentence is later commuted to life in prison. Alyssa Bustamante, who was constantly neglected by her drug-addict mother, grows into a gothic teen with dark fantasies. In 2009, the 15 year-old lures 9 year-old Elizabeth Olten into the woods, where she uses a knife to slash the 9-year-old's throat, and uses her bare hands to strangle Elizabeth to death. Afterwards, Alyssa disposes of Elizabeth's body in a pre-dug grave. 17-year-old Felicia Morgan is an inner-city Milwaukee teenager on the fast track to a life of crime. In October 1991, Felicia encounters Brenda Evans and demands Brenda's leather coat. Brenda fights back, so Felicia shoots her to death and then wears Brenda's bloody coat. 
968"Teen Terror"October 12, 2012
Natasha Cornett is an outcast in her rural Kentucky town due to her Gothic appearance and devil worship. However, she soon finds like-minded friends, who decide to embark on a killing spree. In 1997, Natasha and her gang are responsible for the killings of a Jehovah's Witness family at a Tennessee rest area. Natasha and her gang each get life without parole. Brooklyn teen Tiana Browne appeared to have a promising start in life, until she was raped and ran away from home. Taken in by her aunt, Tiana becomes roommates with her cousin Shannon, who is a straight-A student, but Tiana resists their efforts to help her get on the right track. Tiana, jealous of her cousin's success, stabs Shannon to death, then steals Shannon's sneakers and cell phone. Australian teen Helen Moore is every parents' worst nightmare. In 1979, while working as a babysitter, she suffocates two infants in her care. Thereafter, she strangles her seven-year-old brother to death, and is turned in by her devastated mother. She receives a life sentence, but is paroled after only thirteen years. 
1069"Too Close for Comfort"October 19, 2012
Malaika Griffin is known as a brilliant chemist who graduated from college cum laude, but has a hot temper and harbors an intense hatred for white people. One night, she gets into a heated argument with her white neighbor, Jason Horsley, and his girlfriend. When the girlfriend leaves, Malaika shoots Jason in the back and flees while he dies, evading capture for several years. Ellen Etheridge is ecstatic when she gets to marry her new millionaire husband after his wife passes away. However, she's not so fond of having to fight for his love due to her eight new stepchildren and finds pleasure in poisoning them with lye to get her way. She ultimately kills four children and is suspected of killing her husband's first wife as well. Scottish restaurant chef Pamela Gourlay takes a dangerous mix of pills and pot with her boyfriend, but soon finds herself low on cash as a result. High as a kite, she fixes her problem by brutally stabbing her neighbor Melanie Sturton to death and stealing a few dollars and a gift card. 
1170"Ruthless Revenge"October 26, 2012
Heather Stephenson Snell is a well-educated psychotherapist by day, and a hard-laced biker gang leader by night. After a failed courtship with her lover, Heather wants revenge, and she sets her sights on her ex-lover's wife, Diane Lomax. Posing as a trick-or-treater on Halloween night, Heather attempts to shoot Diane with a shotgun, but winds up shooting a neighbor instead. In the 1890s, Anne Bradley becomes infatuated with married Utah Senator Arthur Brown. The two begin an affair, but Arthur is eventually forced to choose between Anne and his wife. When his wife dies, Arthur breaks up with Anne too. Anne responds by shooting Arthur to death. Brittany Norwood is a career thief, who lost her college scholarship by stealing from her teammates. Her thefts continue as she works for a Maryland clothing store. When Brittany's supervisor catches her shoplifting from the store, Brittany devises a brutal plan and commits a torturous murder. 
1271"Bury their Babies"November 2, 2012
Stacey Barker is at first a devoted single mother to 18-month-old Emma, but the novelty of motherhood wears off, and she spends her nights partying while her mother watches Emma. When Stacey's boyfriend tells her he does not want to be a father to Emma, she resorts to suffocating her daughter, then trying to disguise the murder as a kidnapping/rape. Kelly Silk is a born-again Christian and a mother of four children, including a 2 month-old baby. However, Kelly is a tortured soul, having witnessed her own mother's suicide as a child and continuing to suffer from extreme post-partum depression, which spirals out of control. Kelly goes on a rampage which results in the deaths of her husband, two of her children, and herself. At age 4, Nicole Diar survived being severely burned over most of her body. At 28, she has a 4-year-old of her own, Jacob; however, she is an unfit mother, leaving Jacob in the care of irresponsible teenage babysitters and drugging him with codeine to get him to sleep. In August 2003, Nicole drowns Jacob in the bathtub and sets their Ohio home on fire to cover the evidence. She is now serving a life sentence. 
1372"Kinky Killers"November 9, 2012
Child abuse victim Debra Brown is a mentally challenged young woman who has a "master/slave" relationship with her boyfriend, Alton Coleman. In 1984, the two embark on a killing spree through several Midwestern states, taking over half a dozen lives. Both are sentenced to death, but Brown's sentence is later commuted to life in prison. Janice Buttrum was neglected, abused and ostracized by her peers as a child, and at age 17, she is married and expecting her second child. Settling in Dalton, Georgia, she and her husband befriend Demetra Faye Parker, and one night they decide to use Demetra in a kinky sex game. Demetra is beaten and raped, and stabbed 97 times by Janice. Michelle Michaud lives a double life: devoted Christian mother by day, and prostitute by night. She begins a turbulent relationship with James Daveggio, with whom she seeks greater sexual "thrills," abducting and raping several young women, including her own daughter. In December 1997, they become murderers when they kidnap, rape, torture, and strangle 22-year-old Vanessa Lei Samson. 
1473"Death Benefits"November 16, 2012
Manling Williams enjoys her freedom, finding life as a wife and mother too confining, but does not want to deal with the financial strain of divorce. Despondent after her extramarital lover breaks up with her, she turns to murder, smothering her two young sons with a pillow and slashing her husband, Neal, 97 times with his prized Japanese sword. During a twenty-year period from the 1930s to the 1950s, charming Alabama belle Rhonda Belle Martin takes the lives of two husbands, three children, and her mother, and leaves a surviving husband paralyzed, via arsenic poisoning. Her motive is that she is addicted to killing and enjoys the thrill. Before her execution in 1957, she leaves her brain to science. Feeling lonely while her husband, Jim, works nights, Marilyn Plantz seeks solace in the arms of a lover more than half her age. At her urging, her boyfriend and his friend murder her husband by beating him to death and then burning his body to make it look like an accident, so that Marilyn can collect on his life insurance. All three women profiled in this episode were sentenced to death for their crimes. 
1574"Mommy's Little Helpers"November 23, 2012
When Hilma Marie Witte's relationships go bad, she turns to her sons, Eric and John, to help - Eric shoots his father, Paul, and John murders his grandmother, Elaine, with a crossbow so his mother can keep stealing Elaine's money. John exposes his mother as the mastermind of both murders. Lois Nadean Smith, known as "Mean Nadean," is considered a hot-tempered bully, but dotes on her drug-dealer son, Greg. After Greg and his girlfriend, Cindy Baillee, break up, "Mean Nadean" responds to rumors that Cindy plans to turn him in by luring Cindy away to be sadistically tortured and killed, then gets Greg and his new girlfriend, Teresa Baker, to clean up the crime scene. Teresa's confession helps send Lois to death row. In Glasgow, Scotland, Edith McAlinden is a vagrant, thief, prostitute and alcoholic, and is jailed for assault. On her first night of freedom, a drinking binge turns deadly when Edith stabs her boyfriend, David Gillespie, causing him to bleed to death, and then enlists her 16-year-old son, John, and his friend, Jamie Gray, to murder the two surviving witnesses. 
1675"Eternal Revenge"November 30, 2012
In 1880s Los Angeles, wealthy womanizer Chico Forster courts virtuous teenager Lastania Abarta and convinces her to leave her fiance and elope with him with the promise of marriage. However, he forces sex on her and then abandons her, and a disgraced Lastania shoots Chico dead for stealing her virtue. She is saved from prison by a novel defense. Diane Borchardt is a well-liked teachers' aide at school, but at home, she is physically and verbally abusive to her husband, Ruben, and his children. When Ruben finds a new girlfriend and divorces Diane, leaving Diane with nothing, the teachers' aide manipulates three students into murdering him, but her students give her up when she is unable to pay them as she promised. Marcela Whaley is controlling and cruel to her girlfriend, Tzatzi Sanchez. When Tzatzi leaves Marcela for Marcela's ex-girlfriend, Marcela hires two thugs to rape and murder Tzatzi, then flees Las Vegas for Mexico, where local authorities prosecute her for the murder as she and Tzatzi are both Mexican nationals. 
1776"Without Conscience"January 4, 2013
Gunn-Britt Ashfield loathes her six-year-old son, John, because he reminds her of her ex-husband, Brian. She and her live-in boyfriend, Austin Hughes, falsely accuse John of molesting his sister and brutally beat him to death, then try to claim John was attacked in a park, but the police see through their lie. Upon her release from prison, Gunn-Britt changes her name to "Angelic." Edythe Klumpp is a man-hungry waitress and divorcee who dates married men. She convinces her lover, Bill Bergen, to pose as her husband so she can get a bank loan, but fears that Bill's wife, Louise, will expose her ruse. Edythe shoots Louise, keeps Louise's corpse in her car while she teaches a sewing class, then tries to burn the body, earning her the nickname of "The Torch Slayer." Drug-addicted stripper Kelly O'Donnell has had a life of tragedy, but she can always count on her old flame, Terry Eleftheriou, to give her money when she needs it. He is repaid with death: Kelly lures him to her apartment with the promise of sex and then bludgeons him repeatedly, and then her lover, Bill Gribble, finishes the job by dismembering Terry's body - while Terry is still alive. 
1877"Bury the Boyfriend"January 11, 2013
Regina and Margaret DeFrancisco had a bright future, until they embraced the gang lifestyle. To pay their mother back for bailing Regina out of jail, the sisters concoct a ruse to get $1,000 cash from Regina's boyfriend, Oscar Velazquez, but when he too demands repayment, he is repaid not with money, but with a bullet to the head. The sisters spend two years on the run before they are caught. In Las Vegas in 1863, Laura Fair thinks she's found the perfect man in handsome lawyer Alexander Crittenden, until she learns he's married with kids. Alexander promises to leave his wife and marry Laura, but after seven years of empty promises and lies from Alexander, Laura is tired of being the other woman, and shoots him in the heart in front of his wife. An unusual defense saves her from death row. Money-hungry Vicki Efandis manipulates her way into the life of wealthy house painter George Marcetta and eventually takes control of all his assets, then, when he is no longer of use to her, resorts to poisoning his dinner with Oxazepam and then burning down his house while he is unconscious. Her odd behavior after the murder is her undoing. 
1978"Death Knock"January 18, 2013
In Tucson, Arizona, Shawna Forde starts a group of "minutemen" vigilantes to track down illegal Mexican immigrants, and recruits Jason Bush and Albert Gaxiola to join her. Gaxiola suggests that the cash-strapped trio rob his former friend, Raul Flores, to get money. Forde and her posse murder Raul and his daughter Brisenia and seriously wound his wife Gina, but get away with only a few pieces of jewelry. Shirley Jo Phillips and Wilma Plaster are best friends who enjoy drinking and dancing at country-western bars. Shirley, however, sees Wilma not as a friend, but as a source of easy money: after stealing a $4,000 check from her, she shoots and then dismembers Wilma to cover up the theft. Shirley is later suspected of the death and dismemberment of her own mother. In late 1980s Chicago, Dorothy Williams is so desperate for cash to support her drug habit that she resorts to preying on the elderly. She strangles one man and stabs another to death, getting away with only $50 each time, and then strangles 97-year-old Mary Harris for her stereo system and $2 cash. She currently serves three life sentences, one for each murder. 
2079"Brides of Blood"January 25, 2013
Andrea Claire was a 39 year-old former aspiring actress and a call girl. She meets a wealthy older suitor, Robert Sand, in 1981, and the couple marries shortly after meeting. But Claire does not like her fifth husband's penchant for rough sex. One night in 1981, Claire stabs Sand 27 times to death, and in 1982, she attempts to kill her sixth husband. She is serving 26 years to life in prison for her crimes. In 1831 in North Carolina, Frankie Stewart Silver was a teenage bride and a young mother, but she and her husband, Charlie, are an explosive couple. After an angry marital argument, Silver uses a hatchet to hack her husband to death. She dismembers his corpse, then burns and disposes of his remains. After her husband's body is discovered, Silver is hanged in the gallows July 12, 1833. To this day, her father's role in the crime is still contested. In Sydney, Australia, Danielle Stewart is an attractive and flirtatious woman, who captures the attention of 50 year-old bachelor Chaim Kimel. The duo marry, but Stewart has a drinking problem, borderline personality disorder, and tragic past, none of which she can overcome. During an argument with her husband in 2006, Stewart stabs him to death in a drunken rage. 

Season 7: 2013-2014[edit source | edit]

EpNo.TitleDirected by:Written by:Original air date
180"Malicious Hearts"July 19, 2013
Angela McAnulty runs her household with an iron hand, but reserves her worst for her eldest daughter, Jeanette, whom she brutally tortures, starves, and beats. After Angela is investigated by social services, she pulls Jeanette out of school and the abuse escalates, culminating in Jeanette's death, for which both she and her husband, who failed to report the abuse, are prosecuted. In Catawissa, Missouri, Bertha Gifford is a nurse with a reputation as an angel of mercy, but also has a morbid fascination with death, leading her to murder 17 of her patients with arsenic poisoning - including several of her husband's family. Nicole Hollinshead is controlling and cruel to her boyfriend, Steven Wood. After Steven seeks a safe haven at the home of Nicole's friend, Debra Carne, Nicole, convinced Debra is trying to steal her man, enlists Steven and two other friends, Kerry Bauer and Emma Last, in a plot to lure Debra away to be beaten, doused with gasoline, and burned alive. 
281"Money Hungry"July 26, 2013
Scam artist Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore befriends lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare in order to steal his money, then shoots Abraham to death after he begins to suspect her and tries to convince his family he is still alive. She inadvertently confesses to an undercover cop and is imprisoned for life. Anne Gates marries - and murders - two husbands for their money, shooting the first execution-style and beating the second with a fireplace poker, all while continuing to carry on an affair with her high school sweetheart. Gates serves only four years in prison for her second husband's murder; her first husband's murder is still under investigation. After money-hungry Australian Patricia Byers is sent to jail for the attempted murder of her boyfriend (for which she blames pirates), police investigate the disappearance of her de-facto husband, Carl Gottgens, whom she claims left her for another woman. Patricia receives a life sentence for Carl's murder, although his body has never been found. 
382"Without Pity"August 2, 2013
Korena Roberts fakes a pregnancy with twins to keep her boyfriend, and befriends Heather Snively, who is pregnant for real, but when the two women meet one day for shopping, Korena beats Heather to death and cuts the stillborn baby out of her stomach. Korena's lack of planning and inattention to detail in the murder plot is her undoing. In Toronto, Elva Bottineau and her husband Norman Kidman are serial child abusers who neglect and abuse their five-year-old grandson, Jeffrey, and his older sister, forcing them to live in squalor while continuing to collect their government support checks. Jeffrey dies of sepsis, and after his grandparents are brought to justice, Ontario law regarding background checks of caregivers is revised. After Rekha Kumari-Baker's divorce, her already turbulent relationship with her teenage daughters, Davina and Jasmine, goes from bad to worse. When Rekha's lover dumps her, Rekha stabs both of her daughters multiple times to punish her ex-husband, whom she blames for all of her problems. 
483"Mean Teens"August 9, 2013
Wendy Gardner and her sister Kathy are being raised by their strict grandmother, Betty. When Wendy begins dating bad boy James Evans and becomes rebellious and sexually active, Betty decides to give her up to the custody of the state. Not about to be separated from James, Wendy has him strangle her grandmother to death, and the two killers hold Kathy hostage for several days. An outcast at school because of her weight, Nakisha Waddell befriends fellow pariah Annie Belcher, who introduces her to drink and drugs, and Nakisha's close relationship with her mother, Vaughne, disintegrates. When Vaughne forbids her daughter to see her boyfriend, Nakisha stabs her mother 43 times. Showing no remorse, Nakisha is sentenced to 70 years in prison. Gina Grant is a straight-A student and a popular cheerleader, but her mother, Dot, is an alcoholic and a source of embarrassment for her daughter, and disapproves of Gina's bad-boy boyfriend. In 1990, Gina beats her mother to death, but serves less than a year in prison. However, her deeds later cost her her acceptance to Harvard due to the lies on her application. 
584"Vicious Vixens"August 16, 2013
Tracy Lee Poirier and Tamara Upton are child abuse survivors who turned to crime and violence to cope with their pasts. After meeting photographer Donald Fish in a bar, the women decide to rob him and lure him outside to be beaten senseless, then dispose of his unconscious body in a nearby river. In San Diego in 1987, lonely Navy wife Deana Wild befriends her boyfriend's mother, Virginia Reardon. After Deana dies in a fall at Big Sur, it is revealed that Virginia and her husband, Billy Joe McGinnis, have taken out a life insurance policy on her, and an investigation exposes the couple as serial insurance claimants and suggests that Virginia may have murdered her own daughter for insurance money 15 years earlier. Tracie Andrews dreamed of being a model, but by her twenties, she is living a mundane existence as a stay-at-home mom and suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Despite Tracie's extreme jealousy and violent temper, her boyfriend, Lee Harvey, continues to stand by her, until one night when an argument results in Tracie stabbing Lee 42 times and trying to disguise the murder as an incident of road rage. 
685"Evil Guardians"August 23, 2013
Ellen Boehm is a struggling single mother of three, but squanders the money she does have on expensive trips to wrestling matches, and even bankruptcy doesn't stop her. Overwhelmed, broke, and desperate, she smothers her two sons and tries to electrocute her daughter. She is currently serving two life sentences. After Dena Schlosser and her husband lose their business and their home, they join a charismatic church, and Dena devotes herself to church to the exclusion of everything else - including her children. Suffering from postpartum psychosis after the birth of her daughter Maggie, Dena kills Maggie to "send her to heaven," but is acquitted of murder by reason of insanity and institutionalized for six years. Gemma Killeen and boyfriend Eddie Wetere have a young son, Kayden, but Gemma is too immature for motherhood, preferring partying to parenting, and Eddie soon tires of Gemma and walks out on her. To get Eddie's attention, Gemma leaves her son to drown at the beach, then tells investigators Kayden was abducted - unaware that her actions were caught on security cameras. 
786"Wed to Murder"August 30, 2013
In 1982, Shirley Allen's family is dealt a tragic double blow when both Shirley's husband, Lloyd, and the family dog die from mysterious illnesses. Shirley's daughter Norma exposes her mother as a murderer who poisoned both Lloyd and her dog with antifreeze for Lloyd's life insurance money; Shirley is also suspected of murdering her previous husband in 1978 under similar circumstances. In early 20th century Memphis, Tennessee, Alma Theede is a prostitute who charms men with her sexuality, but becomes a serial wife who discards her husbands like garbage when she tires of them. This results in the deaths of three of her husbands, with Alma as either the murderer or the mastermind each time. Donna Horwitz has a long and turbulent on-again, off-again relationship with her ex-husband Lanny, but is deeply hurt by his cold, cruel demeanor and lack of attentiveness to her. After Lanny ends the relationship for good, Donna punishes him by shooting him ten times, then tries to disguise the murder as a suicide. 
887"Lethal Teens"September 6, 2013
14-year-old Cinnamon Brown is convicted of murdering her stepmother, Linda Brown, and while behind bars confesses the whole story: her father, David, was having an affair with Linda's sister and manipulated Cinnamon into killing by claiming Linda wanted him dead. Realizing that her father's plot had included her death as well as Linda's, Cinnamon helps send her father to prison for life. Danielle Black goes from good girl to Goth teen and begins having sex and cutting herself, much to the horror of her father, Billy. By spreading lies that Billy is an abusive father, she manipulates Alec Eger, a young man who really was molested and abused, into killing her father on Halloween night. Jennifer Tombs is a preacher's daughter whose behavior is anything but angelic, including skipping school, drinking, and getting jailed for car theft. When her mother goes away on a trip and enlists family friend Latanya Lavallais to watch Jennifer, Jennifer sneaks several friends into the house for a party, then shoots Latanya five times in the head and tries to disguise the murder as a home invasion gone wrong. 

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  1. ^ a b Under Canadian Juvenile Law, the real names of neither "J.R.", "Sandra", nor "Beth" can be mentioned within the episode, as all three were juveniles at the time of the murders; Canadian code prohibits the use of a juvenile offender's real name in print and newspaper. Subsequent articles, including some linked here, do reveal full names and family names. Each of the juvenile perpetrators in this story received the maximum sentences allowed under Canadian Law: 10 years.
  2. ^ Belinda Van Krevel at TruTV.com.
  3. ^ "The Stalking Murder of Laurie Show". Retrieved 2011-06-12. 

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