6.9
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I Am a Killer

I Am a Killer

Crime + Investigation 2018

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

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The 10 Best Episodes of I Am a Killer

I Am a Killer - S1E4

#1 - Sympathy for the Devil

7.63

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 89 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E9

#2 - Living with the Consequences

7.60

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 63 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E3

#3 - The Mockingbird

7.57

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 97 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E8

#4 - Hunted

7.51

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 69 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E10

#5 - A Matter of Life and Death

7.41

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 59 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E6
#6 - Declared Competent
7.40
Season 1 - Episode 6

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

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 72 votes.

I Am a Killer - S2E2
#7 - David Barnett
7.39
Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 46 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E2
#8 - Killer in the Eyes of the Law
7.37
Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 126 votes.

I Am a Killer - S1E5
#9 - Intended Evil
7.32
Season 1 - Episode 5

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

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 81 votes.

I Am a Killer - S2E9
#10 - Brandon Hutchinson
7.29
Season 2 - Episode 9

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

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of I Am a Killer from 31 votes.

Last updated: feb 19, 2021

Comments

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These stories are somewhat interesting, but aren't compelling. The cases are pretty clear cut and not much is up for debate. I guess it may challenge your opinion on the death penalty itself by exposing the flaws of the system, not whether they are guilty or deserve the death penalty.

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The first season was okay, but the cases were a little inconsistent in terms of how interesting they were. Season two has a much better rhythm to it and the cases are more consistent. A great series to watch if you're into true crime, are fascinated by the way people find ways to excuse the terrible things they do, and appalled by how the system can fail.

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This is what I think after watching the first season, and I don't think my opinion will change much: If you're expecting this to be compelling, it won't be. These are the stories of death row inmates and some of them are interesting, a few of them may even make you angry because the criminals are full of BS, but not all them are like that. It's inconsistent, which is to be expected. It's also very cut-and-dried, not much to discuss, except how you feel about these cases and the death penalty. Overall, it's a decent documentary series.

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