The WORST episodes of A Time to Kill

Every episode of A Time to Kill ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of A Time to Kill!

The key to solving the toughest homicides lies somewhere in the final hours of a victim's life. In each one-hour episode of A TIME TO KILL, determined investigators must piece together events during this critical window to reconstruct the timeline, unlock the motive, and ultimately close in on the killer.

Last Updated: 6/30/2024Network: Investigation DiscoveryStatus: Continuing
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6.23
13 votes

#1 - Semper Fi or Die

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/13/2023

When Florida investigators find a retired Marine beaten then slain with a shotgun blast in his home, their suspect list grows from his estranged son to a mystery woman he'd just met to a serial killer

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6.42
12 votes

#2 - Easter Murder

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/27/2023

Investigators get justice 25 years after they find a young woman murdered.

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6.53
15 votes

#3 - The Cutting Edge

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/5/2023

After Michigan law enforcement detectives find a popular hairstylist stabbed to death, their suspects include the victim's landlord, her married lover and an aggressive ex-boyfriend. An unexpected telephone call ultimately leads police in the right direction.

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6.69
13 votes

#4 - Deadly Delivery

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/19/2023

Detectives hunt for a couple who killed a Ph.D. student on his doorstep.

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6.80
10 votes

#5 - A Brutal, Vicious, and Evil Murder

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/4/2022

Missy Atkin lies dead across her bed, hands tied behind her back. The crime scene is so disturbing officers fight back the tears as they collect evidence. The single mom has no known enemies, but at least one person harbors enough hate for her to kill.

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6.85
20 votes

#6 - A Miami Murder Mystery

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/2/2020

In a real Miami murder mystery, detectives are looking for anyone who had a grudge against a high-flying businessman. They cast a wide net, but as they dig deeper into his private life, they uncover a dark secret with fatal consequences.

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6.96
48 votes

#7 - The Body in the SUV

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/4/2020

When the badly decomposed body of Margarita Scott is found in the backseat of her estranged husband's missing SUV, investigators must interview everyone close to her to retrace her final steps.

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7.00
13 votes

#8 - Diamonds Are Not Forever

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/28/2023

A predator sneaks in with a master key and strangles a young single mother.

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7.08
24 votes

#9 - Murder of the Snowplow King

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/9/2020

Snowplough King Randy Scheffield is found shot dead in his bed by his wife on the first snowy day of the season, and Ohio detectives look into Randy's business to establish a motive.

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7.20
20 votes

#10 - The Mystery Passenger

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/28/2022

A loving couple vanishes from their Chehalis, Washington, home just days before Christmas. Police discover them shot to death on an old logging road, shocking the community. With few solid leads, the case remains, the case remains cold until a new cop takes a second look.

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7.22
23 votes

#11 - The Missing Hotelier

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/6/2020

When a two-bit Florida criminal is arrested driving a stolen convertible with blood in the backseat and its owner, a 49-year-old hotelier named Sabine Musil-Buehler is reported missing, the case expands to include a possible homicide.

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7.23
30 votes

#12 - Footprints in the Snow

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/11/2020

When a small-town Michigan couple is gunned down in their own home, footprints in the snow and loose lips will lead police to their killer.

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7.32
28 votes

#13 - The Man in the Background

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/18/2020

When two young girls arrive home from school ten days before Christmas to find their father dead, police are able to narrow down the timeline of the murder to an eight-minute window, just before the girls walked in the door.

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7.33
15 votes

#14 - Written in Blood

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/14/2021

A cold-blooded murder of a 39-year-old woman sends detectives in Oldsmar, Florida on the hunt for a killer, and their only clues are three letters written in blood and a pizza delivery.

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7.38
24 votes

#15 - Highway to Hell

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/1/2023

A gunman strikes down an Atlanta man in his SUV on the side of a highway.

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7.39
18 votes

#16 - Fast Food Cold Justice

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/6/2023

A late-night break-in at a Pennsylvania chain restaurant leaves assistant manager Terri Brooks brutally slain; when another female restaurant employee is murdered in a nearby town, detectives fear there's a serial killer on the loose.

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7.40
15 votes

#17 - It Takes Two to Tango

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/29/2023

Devoted father and aspiring boat captain Tray Phelps takes his last breath, murdered just steps from his front door; with no immediate leads, it's up to Missouri investigators to find the murderous manipulator at the heart of a sordid family plot.

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7.40
20 votes

#18 - Devil at the Depot

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/25/2023

Someone shoots a volunteer police officer dead in her suburban Dallas home.

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7.42
24 votes

#19 - Murder on the Jordan River

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/31/2022

The beating death of a 15-year-old girl in Draper, Utah, outrages her parents, who had adopted her five years prior. One witness implicates a local drug dealer and another a mysterious gang member, but it seems almost everyone is lying.

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7.42
24 votes

#20 - One Bloody Fingerprint

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/24/2022

A Tennessee college student returns to campus to find her friend and roommate Heather Maples viciously strangled in her bed. The outgoing co-ed has many friends, but police fear that on August 7, 2015, one of those pals turns out to be her worst enemy.

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7.44
16 votes

#21 - A Chemical Solution

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/27/2020

When a Florida man is doused with acid in a parking lot in broad daylight and succumbs to his burns, investigators in the otherwise peaceful community of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are left to wonder who would want this beloved man dead.

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7.45
22 votes

#22 - If I Killed Lisa

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2022

A single woman hosts a dinner party on the same night she's mercilessly stabbed to death. At the scene, police notice her signature waist-length hair is cut short, leading them to suspect the killer not only knows the woman - but is obsessed with her.

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7.46
28 votes

#23 - Road Trip to Murder

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/9/2021

After his contentious divorce, Josh Niles finds love with Amber Washburn. Josh's kids join their new family in Sodus, New York, and life seems like a fairytale until a determined gunman shatters their happily ever after.

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7.50
12 votes

#24 - Curtain Call

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/30/2023

An enraged killer strikes down 26-year-old Alexandra Ducsay, an aspiring entertainer with a big heart and a blossoming career; slain inside her family's Connecticut home, her attacker uses her own dance trophy to bludgeon her to death.

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7.50
8 votes

#25 - Do-Si-Death

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/11/2022

Texarkana neighbors discover Patty Wheelington shot dead on her front porch. The charismatic widow has many admirers from her beloved square dancing club. However, police will soon find out who harbored enough hate to end her dancing days forever.

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