The BEST Episodes of Deadly Women
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022
Network: Investigation Discovery
Female murderers are often times more horrifying and intriguing than their male counterparts. Their worlds are often defined by obsession, greed, and revenge. Deadly Women fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history's most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions. The program will span four centuries and seven countries to explore the makings of these deadly women. Candice DeLong, a former FBI agent and profiler, and Dr. Janis Amatuzio, a forensic pathologist will also join the program to give a deeper insight into the crimes and the women who commit them.
#1 - No Good Reason
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 5, 2012
Women who murder for no particular reason.
#2 - Kill For Cash
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 2, 2011
In order to kill her father, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong had to make enough money to hire a hit-man and decided to use a collar bomb as a weapon. Little did her accomplice know the bomb on his chest wasn't a decoy. Rosie Alfaro stabbed 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 murdered the couple and got two men to do the work for her.
#3 - Deadly Delinquents
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 13, 2012
Kirsten Costas reminds her classmate Bernadette Protti of everything she wants, but could never have. The solution to the problem was 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. Teenage angst trumps childhood friendship when Karen and Laura take Missy 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.
#4 - Parents Peril
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 24, 2012
These young women plans for revenge ended in murder.
#5 - Teen Terror
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 12, 2012
When emotional changes start to become overwhelming the results can be bad.
#6 - Married to Murder
Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 16, 2010
Deadly Women examines cases where women turn to murder to deal with their marriages including Amy Bosley who killed her husband for money and tried to make it look like a robbery, Joyce Chant who killed an abusive husband, and Michelle Michael who killed her husband after he discovered she was cheating on him and wanted a divorce.
#7 - Master Manipulators
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2010
To the Master Manipulator we are all just the pawns in their game. Men, children, friends... anything is possible. For these women, they manipulate others to kill for them... but these girls didn't get away.
#8 - Blood Lines
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 12, 2009
A mother who manipulated her son into committing murder, a woman who made a deadly request of her children, and a daughter who was used as a lure for a family business.
#9 - Love Gone Wrong
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 28, 2010
Three women who fall prey to jealousy, driving them to dark and horrifying places on their minds.
#10 - Teen Killers
Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 23, 2010
Deadly Women examines cases where young women kill including Chelsea Richardson and Susanna Toledano who killed Chelsea's parents so she could inherit their money, "Sandra" and "Beth" who killed their mother for her alcoholism, and Penny Bjorkland who shot a man just to find out what it was like.
#11 - The Disturbed
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 3, 2009
The crimes of psychopathic killers, including a nurse who betrayed a patient's trust to indulge her deadly desires, and a brutal babysitter.
#12 - Lethal Love
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 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.
#13 - Too Close for Comfort
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 19, 2012
Unsuspecting victims get too close to their enemies.
#14 - Bury Their Babes
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 2, 2012
A mother's impulse to love and protect her child is a sentiment hard-wired into the brain. But when these Deadly Women go against the most primal and basic instinct to protect their young, we are forced to watch as they Bury Their Babes'.
#15 - Loathe Their Neighbors
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 5, 2011
Tiffany Cole kidnapped and buried 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 butchered a Pearl Harbor survivor with an ax without mercy. And bipolar Sunday School teacher Melissa Huckaby drugged her young daughter's 8-year-old friend out of jealousy and raped her using a rolling pin.
#16 - Murder of Innocence
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 21, 2012
A mother's love turns bad when she betrays the innocence of her children.
#17 - Without Pity
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 2, 2013
Some women are just cold-hearted and attack "Without Pity". A mother who wants another baby is prepared to steal from the womb; a grandmother's outward devotion masks his sadistic nature; and an unhappy divorcee takes revenge on her own flesh and blood.
#18 - Fortune Hunters
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 26, 2010
Greed is one of the oldest motives for murder, and these deadly women are no exception. They'll do anything to satisfy their need for cash. They stalk their victims throughout society - rich and poor. This is the dangerous world of Fortune Tellers.
#19 - Under His Control
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 2010
Three women have love stories with bloody and bleak endings all blinded by desire and malleable leading to relationships with dangerous men.
#20 - Matriarchs of Murder
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 7, 2012
One woman's murders go undetected for years; Granny's husbands keep dying; a divorcee uses friendship to kill.
#21 - Souls of Stone
Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 15, 2013
A scorned lover weaves a web of lies; a Goth teenager orders a reign of terror; a gold-digger buries secrets.
#22 - Young Blood
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 20, 2009
The case of 10-year-old Mary Bell who strangled toddlers, a playground plot that ended in murder and a teenage passion that turned to bloody rage.
#23 - Outlaws
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2010
While their sisters chose a life of sensible, suburban motherhood, these Deadly Women chose a life of crime. Gangsters, thieves, drug-lords. They lived with the thrills, the danger, and the deadly consequences of being outlaws.
#24 - Forbidden Love
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 17, 2009
Examining crimes of passion, including an office affair that turned toxic and a lover who used the Internet as a murder weapon.
#25 - Lethal Vengeance
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 5, 2009
A wronged wife who murdered her ex-husband, a jealous girlfriend who took revenge on her rival, and a girl who killed her own father.