Christina Walters defies the odds by becoming a gang leader at age 20. As deadly initiation, Christina and her gang kidnap three women in two separate abductions and shoot them like lambs to the slaughter. Judith Neelley marries her husband Alvin at age 15, and they immediately begin a crime spree. After being released on armed robbery charges, Judith and Alvin commit the most heinous of crimes by abducting, raping, torturing and murdering two women, one of them a 13-year-old girl. Irene Maslin plans to help kill her friend's boyfriend by injecting him with battery acid. That doesn't work, so she orders a young man to bludgeon him with a baseball bat and when that didn't work, she finishes the job by placing a grocery bag over his head and suffocating him to death.
Tiffany Cole kidnaps and buries 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 butchers a Pearl Harbor survivor with an ax without mercy. And bipolar Sunday School teacher Melissa Huckaby drugs her young daughter's 8-year-old friend out of jealousy and rapes her using a rolling pin.
Lydia Sherman laces food and drinks with arsenic, killing three husbands and all of her children. Paula Sims murders her two young daughters, but lets her son live due to her personal view that girls were unwanted. During the 1970s, under the influence of serious drugs, Velma Barfield plays caretaker while secretly killing people with arsenic. Away from the drugs, she becomes the 'angel of death row' before being executed.
Jealous of the attention given to her children, Texas housewife Darlie Routier stabs two of her sons and stages a break-in to get that attention back. She now awaits execution on Texas' death row. In 1987, Frances Newton cold-heartedly shoots her husband and two young children for life insurance money. She is executed in 2005. Susan Eubanks, convinced that all men are liars and cheats, gets revenge against her ex-husbands by shooting and killing her four sons in the order they came into her life. She is sentenced to death.
Southern belle Louise Peete shoots and kills multiple partners, leaving a trail of blood and bodies behind her before the state takes her life in the gas chamber. Instead of divorce, horse owner Jane Dorotik chooses to murder her husband so she won't have to share the money she planned on using for her own ranch. Teresa Lewis and two secret lovers shoot her husband and his son for life insurance, but they don't plan it well - her husband is still alive when the police arrive, and his dying testament is a clue as to who is responsible.
In order to kill her father, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong has to make enough money to hire a hit-man and decides to use a collar bomb as a weapon. Rosie Alfaro stabs 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 murders the couple and gets two men to do the work for her.
Battered housewife Amber Cummings shoots her white supremacist, child-pornography loving, Nazi obsessed husband to save her daughter from being sexually assaulted. Consumed with greed, ne'er-do-well alcoholic con-artist Kate Webster murders her employer, spins a web of lies to cover up her crime and disposes of the body in the most gruesome way possible, and ends up going to the gallows. Sick of having to constantly care for her needy, terminally ill husband, who has only weeks to live, Wendi Andriano gets impatient waiting for him to die and speeds things up by killing him herself.
Self-proclaimed voodoo queen Josephine Gray terrifies her husbands and kills them, but due to lack of evidence, locking her up calls for some very drastic actions. Elisa McNabney and Sarah Dutra have a bond so strong that it leaves Elisa's husband the third person in his marriage. Money and pure selfishness motivates them to execute Larry. Peter Shellard gives his girlfriend Shirley Withers everything including her own boutique, money and a nice house. Shirley repays him by hiring two drug addicts to murder Peter and stage it like a game of kinky sex gone wrong.
Robin Lee Row needs money to pay off her excessive spending. Her solution is to set her house on fire with her husband and two kids inside. Marybeth Tinning loves the attention she receives after her third child died of meningitis as a baby. To keep receiving that attention she quietly kills her other eight children over a span of years. To make sure she doesn't lose her kids to her husband in a custody battle, alcoholic, con-artist Cora Caro gets revenge on her unfaithful husband by shooting their three eldest sons and attempts suicide by shooting herself in the mouth, barely surviving it.
Rachel Wade and Sarah Luderman engage in an online battle for the affections of a boy and the battle enters the real world. When Sarah takes one risk too many by confronting Rachel, Rachel is armed with a knife and uses it to effectively kill Sarah. Caroline Young is so upset at the thought of losing her grandson to his biological father, she stabs both her grand-kids (ages 6 and 4) and also stabs herself (but survives), all while her grandson's mother is watching. Elizabeth "Ma" Duncan has only one man who has always stuck by her - her son Frank - and is jealous of any other woman who enters his life. So when Frank marries his pregnant girlfriend in a private ceremony, Elizabeth taunts them with phone calls, has the marriage annulled by impersonating Frank's wife, and hires two amateur criminals to kidnap and kill Frank's pregnant wife and their unborn child.
After learning her first husband had an illegitimate child, Raynella Dossett Leath begins to control every aspect of her new husband life, including his death when she's overcome by greed. Margaret Rudin is sick of her husband wasting all of his money on alcohol and guns and kills and dismembers him before going on the run. She soon discovers that her efforts were for naught, as her husband had changed his will and completely disinherited her. Linda Lou Charbonneau gets sick of her first husband and marries his nephew; when neither man's financial status meets Linda's satisfaction, her solution is to kill both of them.
Sarah Mitchell lives rent-free in the house of her hard-working, well-to-do older sister Stevie. When Stevie cuts her off after learning Sarah had been stealing money and writing checks in her name, Sarah's plans go from devious to diabolic by killing, dismembering and re-emerging from a fire as her sister. Two twins, wholesome school-teacher Peggy Lowe and flashy, audacious nurse Betty Wilson find themselves caught in a web of deception and mystery after a man they both met murders Betty's ailing husband (a well loved eye-doctor whom Betty married for money) and claims they both made him do it. The truth is one that shakes Huntsville, Alabama to its core. Kathleen Worrall suffers from a hormonal disease, but the medicine causes weight gain, so she stops taking it. As a result, the tiniest things set her off and one mistake leads to her stabbing her younger sister Susan.
In 1760s London, respected midwife Elizabeth Brownrigg secretly abuses her servants and ruthlessly tortures, beats and starves them. It's not until one girl is found dying from numerous open sores that this woman is finally unmasked and she is branded a monster for centuries to come. Kerry Lyn Dalton discovers while she was in jail, her flatmate, Irene May, sold some of her belongings to pay for crystal meth, which both women take. Kerry, high on meth, responds by torturing Irene to death via everything from electrocution to stabbing to bludgeoning. In turn-of-the-century Australia, Martha Rendell moves in with her lover, who leaves his wife for her but keeps their kids. Martha seems to have jumped out of a Grimm's fairy-tale as a wicked stepmother – she makes the children ill and pretends to swab their throats with medicine, which is really hydrochloric acid. After Martha kills three of her stepchildren, a fourth escapes and exposes Martha as a heartless sadist who got sexual pleasure from their suffering.
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.
Troubled teens Cindy Collier and Shirley Wolf kill a trusting old lady with whom they spend hours chatting about her family before stabbing her. Lorraine Thorpe sees a father figure in a 41-year-old in her group of alcoholics. He violently beats his girlfriend and eventually kills her, and Lorraine happily participates; when Lorraine's father learns of the murder and becomes suspicious, they kill him too. After Courtney Dunkin's boyfriend breaks up with her, Courtney plots to kill him and then escape to Mexico with a friend, but the one obstacle to her plan is her grandmother, and so she drugs her with a spiked milkshake and then shoots her to death after kissing her goodnight.
Tina Powell and LaFonda Foster are drunk and high when they go on a killing spree, taking five friends hostage and brutally killing them all one by one in different ways. The night proves to be the deadliest in the history of Lexington, Kentucky. Melinda Harmon-Raisch is a Christian housewife who falls for a star-student at a nearby college. Since she views divorce sinful, she has her lover murder her husband so they can be together and they pin it on two black people. Strangely enough, the two go on to marry other people and the secret is hidden for a decade. After losing her husband and two sons in the Melbourne gang wars, crime family queen and professional thief Judy Moran tries to save her own skin by executing her brother-in-law.
Jane Andrews is appointed the wardrobe specialist for the Duchess of York, but is fired when she begins to act too big for her britches. After losing her job, her only connection to the high life of England is her boyfriend. When he breaks things off after she begins to act clingy, she murders him in his bed. Shana Parkinson has a volatile temper that prompts her husband to leave her for another woman. Instead of wanting her husband to be happy, she wants him dead and makes that become a reality by stabbing him and his new fiancee to death. However, she gets caught quickly due to an unlikely eyewitness who saw the murders unfold. Jennifer Bailey is an impressionable girl whose first love is with a modern-day pagan who plants ideas in her mind. Their plans of running off to Canada together are cut short when her mother forbids them to speak and they respond by brutally murdering her.
Kirsten Costas reminds her classmate Bernadette Protti of everything she wants, but could never have. The solution to the problem is 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, and the friendship dissolves. On the pretense of wanting to reconcile with Missy, Karen and Laura take her into the woods, beat her up, cut her hair and drown her in the lake. 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.
When Patricia Robinson-Olsen has money problems, she resorts to soliciting her teenage son into shooting her second husband Neil to death, and then attempts to have him take the fall. French immigrant Valerie Pape is a hair salon owner and a Scottsdale, Arizona socialite with an abusive husband, Ira Pomerantz. When Valerie has had enough of her husband's abuse, she turns to murder, then dismembers his corpse. His torso is found in a dumpster behind a supermarket, but the rest of his remains have never been found. Jean Lee is a young Australian woman who becomes involved with two petty criminals and then turns to a life of crime. While attempting to rob an elderly man, he winds up dead.
Spending most of her life in expensive British boarding schools, American teen Elizabeth Haysom is an honor student who has plans to study the arts, but her parents have other ideas and give her an ultimatum – take science and math classes at college or they won't pay for her to go to her dream school. Rebellion controls her mind and when she's had enough, she gets her boyfriend to destroy them both. Heather D'Aoust is the 15-year-old adopted daughter of a loving couple, but after she is caught engaging in sexual activity with a female friend, she decides to kill her mother with a claw hammer. Nikki Reynolds grows up happy and wholesome, but that changes when she's dumped by her boyfriend. After spreading false rumors that she's pregnant, her mother seeks psychological help and constant arguing drives a wedge in the family. Planning to kill both parents, Nikki stabs her mom fatally, but is too broken up to finish the job and turns herself in.