The BEST episodes of I Am a Killer

Every episode of I Am a Killer ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of I Am a Killer!

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

Last Updated: 5/31/2023Network:Netflix
Living with the Consequences
85 votes

#1 - Living with the Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/24/2018

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.

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Sympathy for the Devil
112 votes

#2 - Sympathy for the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/19/2018

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

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The Mockingbird
123 votes

#3 - The Mockingbird

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/12/2018

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

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93 votes

#4 - Hunted

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/17/2018

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.

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A Matter of Life and Death
80 votes

#5 - A Matter of Life and Death

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/31/2018

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.

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Killer in the Eyes of the Law
155 votes

#6 - Killer in the Eyes of the Law

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/5/2018

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.

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Declared Competent
92 votes

#7 - Declared Competent

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/3/2018

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

Means to an End
194 votes

#8 - Means to an End

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/29/2018

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

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Owning It
55 votes

#9 - Owning It

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/3/2019

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

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Pyro Joe
64 votes

#10 - Pyro Joe

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/5/2019

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.

Intended Evil
102 votes

#11 - Intended Evil

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/26/2018

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

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An Ordinary Boy
67 votes

#12 - An Ordinary Boy

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2019

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

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Family Affair
89 votes

#13 - Family Affair

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/10/2018

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.

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A Silent Order
56 votes

#14 - A Silent Order

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/10/2019

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

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In Her Hands
79 votes

#15 - In Her Hands

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/22/2019

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.

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Something Hideous
49 votes

#16 - Something Hideous

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/17/2019

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.

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67 votes

#17 - Trapped

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/2019

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.

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Crossing the Line
55 votes

#18 - Crossing the Line

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/26/2019

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.

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Honorable Intentions
58 votes

#19 - Honorable Intentions

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/24/2019

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.

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57 votes

#20 - Overkill

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2019

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.

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The Bogeyman
28 votes

#21 - The Bogeyman

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/21/2022

Sentenced to life without parole for Jason Johnson's horrific murder, Gary Black says he has no regrets, while Jason's family finds purpose in tragedy.

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A Bad Day
33 votes

#22 - A Bad Day

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/30/2022

David Cameron Keith recalls the day he took a young hostage before heading to an airport and killing the pilot who volunteered to take the child's place.

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History Repeating
39 votes

#23 - History Repeating

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/30/2022

Daniel Paulsrud says his fatal shooting of partner Leslie was an accident. But accounts from her family - and his handwritten notes - raise doubts.

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A Question of Loyalty
49 votes

#24 - A Question of Loyalty

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/30/2022

Subjected to abuse throughout her life, Victoria Smith confessed to killing her husband. But someone close to the case has doubts about her admission.

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Rolling the Dice
36 votes

#25 - Rolling the Dice

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/30/2022

Accept a plea deal or go to trial? Three men receive radically different prison sentences for their roles in the fatal shooting of a cab driver.

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