The BEST episodes of Accused: Guilty or Innocent?

Every episode of Accused: Guilty or Innocent? ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Accused: Guilty or Innocent?!

“Accused: Guilty or Innocent?” offers an intimate account of what happens when someone is formally charged with a crime and sent to trial – all solely from the perspective of the accused, their legal team and family members.

Last Updated: 4/10/2024Network: A&EStatus: Continuing
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Murdered His Mother or Falsely Accused? (Part 2)
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8.15
39 votes

#1 - Murdered His Mother or Falsely Accused? (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/2/2020

Accused of shooting his mother, a son stands trial for murder and his family testifies for the prosecution.

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Wife Killer or Medically Insane?
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8.10
20 votes

#2 - Wife Killer or Medically Insane?

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/7/2022

After a woman is stabbed to death by her husband of three decades, shockwaves echo around a community. The prosecution claims this is a clear case of murder. For the defense, however, this is a one-in-a-million event. They argue that the husband was insane at the time of the killing. Will a jury believe that there is a medical explanation for this tragic event? Or will the husband spend the rest of his life behind bars?

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Teenage Killer or Mistaken Identity?
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7.95
21 votes

#3 - Teenage Killer or Mistaken Identity?

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/21/2022

A fight between teenagers turns deadly when an 18-year-old is killed by a single gunshot to the chest. Eyewitnesses claim that a 16-year-old student pulled the trigger--however, the young student insists he is innocent. With no forensic evidence tying the student to the crime, will he be cleared or convicted?

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Failed My Child or Innocent Mother
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7.95
20 votes

#4 - Failed My Child or Innocent Mother

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/9/2022

A mother wakes to find her child cold and her boyfriend nowhere to be seen. When the child dies and the boyfriend is found hanged, will prosecutors decide that she is to blame?

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Careless Shooter or Child Protector?
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7.86
28 votes

#5 - Careless Shooter or Child Protector?

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/2/2021

A young man intervenes in a family dispute. Armed with an AK-47, he fires two warning shots as he tries to protect a child seeking help. The prosecution allege he took the law into his own hands. The defense argue that he did the right thing. Local hero or unlawful vigilante?

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Killer Ex-Wife or Self-Defense?
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7.84
25 votes

#6 - Killer Ex-Wife or Self-Defense?

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/26/2021

When a man is shot dead in rural Montana, his ex-wife is accused of murder. She says that she shot him in self-defense after an assault, but with forensic evidence revealing a shot to the back of the head, what is the truth?

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Killed My Mother Or Innocent Driver?
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7.82
11 votes

#7 - Killed My Mother Or Innocent Driver?

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/16/2023

A tragic car crash leads to the death of an 89-year-old woman. Now, her daughter, who was behind the wheel, is blamed with her death and faces a life behind bars. Careless driver or devastated crash survivor?

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One Punch Assault or Self-Defense?
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7.81
59 votes

#8 - One Punch Assault or Self-Defense?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/5/2020

A young man who witnesses a brutal attack intervenes and throws a punch; questions are asked if the act was justified, or if he should be sentenced to 20 years.

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Murdered His Mother or Falsely Accused? (Part 1)
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7.81
42 votes

#9 - Murdered His Mother or Falsely Accused? (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/26/2020

A family is divided after the murder of a beloved grandmother; facing life in prison, a son must prove his innocence.

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Best Friend Killing or Self-Defense?
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7.72
29 votes

#10 - Best Friend Killing or Self-Defense?

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/19/2021

A retired coal miner shoots his best friend to death after a Christmas outing takes a terrible turn. Accused of manslaughter and facing 35 years in prison, this case sees the defense take on not just the prosecution--but the failing memory of the accused. Reckless homicide or self-defense?

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Killer Mom or Innocent Parent?
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7.70
23 votes

#11 - Killer Mom or Innocent Parent?

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/16/2023

A mother of four is accused of killing her 11-week-old baby and is now facing life in prison. The prosecution alleges the infant was violently shaken--but the defense insists this isn't what happened. Did she kill her child or did he die from natural causes?

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Jealous Shooter or Innocent Fall Guy?
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7.70
23 votes

#12 - Jealous Shooter or Innocent Fall Guy?

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/14/2022

In the dead of night, a tattoo artist is shot in his home. For two years, the case goes cold--until two confidential informants step forward and identify a young photojournalist as the shooter. The accused insists he has an alibi and was miles away at the time of the shooting. However, with forensic evidence linking him to the weapon, the prosecution believe they have their man. With a maximum of 15 years in prison on the table, who will prove their case--the defense or the prosecution?

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Screwdriver Stabbing or Defending My Family?
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7.68
22 votes

#13 - Screwdriver Stabbing or Defending My Family?

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/12/2023

A young man stabs another man who assaulted his brother and attempted to steal from their family-run gas station. Was it attempted murder or self-defense?

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Murdered My Tenant or Self-Defense?
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7.67
12 votes

#14 - Murdered My Tenant or Self-Defense?

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/4/2022

When a landlord shoots a problem tenant dead in Florida, police and prosecutors act swiftly--charging the landlord with murder. The landlord claims that the tenant was carrying a machete at the time of the shooting and threatened to kill him. With the landlord facing life in prison if found guilty, is this self-defense or murder?

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Stabbed My Neighbor or Protected Myself
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7.61
28 votes

#15 - Stabbed My Neighbor or Protected Myself

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/2/2022

Neighborhood drinks turn bloody when a fight breaks out between friends. Was this self-defense or a brutal attack?

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Deadly Veteran or Self-Protection?
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7.60
25 votes

#16 - Deadly Veteran or Self-Protection?

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2022

A US veteran shoots a wanted fugitive in the back on his land--murder or self-defense?

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Deadly Driver or Tragic Accident?
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7.56
48 votes

#17 - Deadly Driver or Tragic Accident?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/19/2020

A terrible car crash leaves a father dead and his son horribly injured, while the driver of the other car is miraculously unharmed.

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Cold Case Killer or Innocent Teenage Girl?
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7.55
51 votes

#18 - Cold Case Killer or Innocent Teenage Girl?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/12/2020

A murder remains unsolved for 10 years; police finally have a suspect, but the accused would have been 13 years old at the time.

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Attempted Murder or Protective Mother?
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7.53
58 votes

#19 - Attempted Murder or Protective Mother?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/28/2020

After years of caring for a sick child, a mother may be hiding a terrible secret; accused of attempting to murder her son, she now fights for her freedom.

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Reckless Driver or Tragic Accident?
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7.48
27 votes

#20 - Reckless Driver or Tragic Accident?

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/9/2023

A woman faces life in prison when a passenger in the car she is driving is killed after she collides with an 18-wheel truck. Was she an intoxicated driver or was it a tragic accident?

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Angry Shooter Or Hammer Attack Defense?
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7.47
15 votes

#21 - Angry Shooter Or Hammer Attack Defense?

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/30/2023

After police respond to a shooting in Chicago, a man is arrested and charged. He claims that he was attacked with a hammer before reaching for his weapon. Will a jury believe he was the aggressor or is it a case of self-defense?

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Road Rage Shooting or Stand Your Ground?
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7.44
18 votes

#22 - Road Rage Shooting or Stand Your Ground?

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/16/2021

On a busy highway, a road rage encounter leaves one man with life-altering injuries and the other facing life in prison. In this case, the accused claims he fired his gun at the victim after he was attacked in his vehicle--but with multiple witnesses and CCTV evidence, will his story stand up?

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Nightclub Murder or Self-Defense Shooting?
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7.43
21 votes

#23 - Nightclub Murder or Self-Defense Shooting?

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/2/2023

An argument erupts outside a Florida nightclub. One man is killed and another is charged with murder. Was it a case of cold-blooded murder or did he have to shoot to save his own life?

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Killer Biker or Self-Defense Shooter?
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7.43
21 votes

#24 - Killer Biker or Self-Defense Shooter?

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/12/2023

A violent argument between two men erupts at a busy grocery store. One is shot dead and the other faces a murder charge. With the whole incident caught on CCTV, who will the jury believe was the aggressor?

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Road Rage Vigilante or Family Protector?
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7.42
19 votes

#25 - Road Rage Vigilante or Family Protector?

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/2/2023

A veteran shoots out the tire of another driver's vehicle in the aftermath of an automobile accident. He now faces up to 20 years in prison. Will a jury judge whether his acts were reasonable or reckless?

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