The BEST Episodes of I Am a Killer

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020

Death row inmates, convicted of capital murder, give a firsthand account of their crimes in this documentary series.

Sympathy for the Devil

#1 - Sympathy for the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 19, 2018

Sentenced for a triple murder linked by police to Satanism, Miguel Angel Martinez becomes the youngest person ever on death row in Texas.

star 7.56
78 votes
Living with the Consequences

#2 - Living with the Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 24, 2018

Teenage drug abuser Joshua Nelson murders a friend in cold blood to steal his car, but other shocking motivations for the crime emerge at the trial.

star 7.53
58 votes
The Mockingbird

#3 - The Mockingbird

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 12, 2018

Raised in an environment of drug addiction and crime, teenager Justin Dickens commits murder but disputes the prosecutor's version of events.

star 7.53
91 votes
Hunted

#4 - Hunted

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 17, 2018

Robert Shafer and a friend target a same-sex couple in a robbery, but their crime spins out of control into kidnapping and double murder.

star 7.46
63 votes
A Matter of Life and Death

#5 - A Matter of Life and Death

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 31, 2018

Convicted murderer Wayne Doty admits his guilt but requests that his execution be carried out by electric chair, a method no longer used in Florida.

star 7.40
53 votes
Charles Armentrout

#6 - Charles Armentrout

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 3, 2019

Charles Armentrout attempted to murder his father, and successfully murdered his grandmother.

star 7.37
32 votes
Killer in the Eyes of the Law

#7 - Killer in the Eyes of the Law

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 5, 2018

Kenneth Foster's death sentence is commuted just hours before his execution, but he asserts that his punishment under an unusual Texas law is unfair.

star 7.32
122 votes
Declared Competent

#8 - Declared Competent

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 3, 2018

No one - including David Lewis himself - disputes that he committed murder. But Lewis' mental fitness remains in doubt despite his death sentence.

star 7.31
65 votes
Lindsay Haugen

#9 - Lindsay Haugen

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 22, 2019

Why did 32-year-old Lindsay Haugen strangle and kill her 25-year-old lover Robert Mast in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Billings, Montana, on the 15th of September 2015? Revenge? Financial gain? Vicious compulsion? Mercy? Curiosity…? Well, it all depends on who you ask.

star 7.26
38 votes
Family Affair

#10 - Family Affair

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 10, 2018

High on a drug that fuels his paranoia, Deandra Buchanan fatally shoots his aunt, stepfather and girlfriend - a crime he claims he can't recall.

star 7.25
59 votes
Brandon Hutchinson

#11 - Brandon Hutchinson

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2019

For two murders he had carried out on New Year’s Day in 1996, Hutchinson received the ultimate punishment.

star 7.24
25 votes
Intended Evil

#12 - Intended Evil

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 26, 2018

After shooting his ex-girlfriend and her new lover, Charles Thompson is charged with manslaughter - until his ex dies due to a hospital error.

star 7.23
74 votes
Linda Couch

#13 - Linda Couch

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 12, 2019

On October 13th 1984, after 15 years in an unhappy marriage Linda was planning to demand a divorce and according to Linda Couch that night a fight broke out and a gun discharged accidently, shooting Walter in the back of the head, killing him.

star 7.18
38 votes
Leo Little

#14 - Leo Little

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 2019

At the age of 17 years old, Leo Little kidnapped, robbed and murdered Jehovah’s Witness minister Christopher Chavez.

star 7.18
33 votes
David Barnett

#15 - David Barnett

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 19, 2019

In 1996, David Barnett murdered his adoptive grandparents, stabbing them over 20 times with five different knives. His motivation for doing so remained a mystery until it was discovered that David Barnett claimed to have been subjected to years of physical and sexual abuse, not by his grandparents but by their son, his adoptive father, John Barnett.

star 7.16
37 votes
Mark Sam Arthur

#16 - Mark Sam Arthur

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 24, 2019

In December 1996, Mark Sam Arthur discovered his friend’s mother – Carmen Fonseca – badly beaten, at the hands of her husband. Whilst comforting the abused woman, Mark says he resolved to avenge her should he ever get the chance.

star 7.13
31 votes
Means to an End

#17 - Means to an End

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 29, 2018

After years of solitary confinement, James Robertson admits to murdering his new cellmate as an escape to the better conditions on death row.

star 7.11
148 votes
Joseph Murphy

#18 - Joseph Murphy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2019

After slashing the throat of 72-year-old Ruth Predmore when he went to rob her home to pay for his sister’s medical bills, Joseph Murphy spent 24 years on death row before finally having his sentence commuted by the then Governor of Ohio, John Kasich a week ahead of his scheduled execution.

star 7.07
28 votes
Cavona Flenoy

#19 - Cavona Flenoy

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

Cavona Flenoy was convicted of the murder of a Sudanese student, with prosecutors arguing that she had lured him in with a promise of sex before shooting him and stealing his wallet and car.

star 7.04
28 votes
Toby Lynn Williams

#20 - Toby Lynn Williams

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 17, 2019

In 1984, alongside two female accomplices, Toby Lynn Williams robbed and kidnapped at gunpoint his former employer, Johnny Moore, his wife, Deborah, and six-month-old baby.

star 7.00
27 votes