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Season 8 aired from August 1, 2014, to December 5, 2014.


Image Title Airdate Season Episode Series Episode
Borden.png "Lady of Blood" August 1, 2014 1 100
Lizzie Borden was a Massachusetts woman who was born into a wealthy and well-respected family in their community. She was close to her father and her older sister Emma, but Lizzie's relationship with her stepmother Abby was more strained. In 1892, the Borden family was violently torn apart, when Lizzie's father and stepmother were found slaughtered in their home with an axe. Lizzie, a Sunday school teacher, became the prime suspect in the double murder. However, she was found not guilty at her sensational trial due to a lack of evidence definitively pointing to her guilt. Despite her acquittal, Lizzie remained guilty in the court of public opinion, and she lived a lonely life on her parents' estate until her death in 1927.
Deadly women.jpg "Mom's Money" August 1, 2014 2 101
Doris Ann Carlson is an Arizona woman living for her mother-in-law, Lynne Carlson, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. While Doris is supposed to be caring for Lynne, she and her husband David instead use Lynne for her money. When the money runs out, Doris hires two young men to stab her mother-in-law to death, but Lynne doesn't succumb to her injuries for six months. Doris is sentenced to death for plotting the murder, but it is reduced to life. Amber Bray is an intelligent and ambitious high school senior who falls for an older, high school dropout named Jeff Ayers. The unlikely couple begins planning out their future together, and it doesn't involve Amber's mother, Dixie, or younger sister, Amy. Amber persuades her boyfriend Jeff to stab Dixie to death. The pair also plotted to kill Amy, but a neighbor's 911 call saves her life. Amber and Jeff are serving life in prison. Tashia Stuart is the niece and adopted daughter of Judy Hebert. As a teenager, Tashia frequently ran away from home, but as an adult, she returned to her mother during financial hardships. However, Judy realizes that Tashia is stealing her money, so Tashia plans to kill her mother. After one attempt to kill her mother fails, Tashia resorts to shooting her mother to death and concocts are far-fetched self-defense claim. She is convicted of murder and sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Deadly women.jpg "Never Too Young" August 8, 2014 3 102
In 2011, Toni Fratto is a Nevada teenager who has fallen deeply in love with classmate Kody Patten. However, Toni becomes jealous when Kody shows attention to his childhood friend, 16 year-old Micaela Costanzo. One day after track practice, Toni and Kody kidnap Micaela and bring her to the desert where they beat her to death. Toni Fratto serves 18 years. Kody Patton gets life in prison without parole. Sharon Carr was a young British girl with a troubled childhood, but that chaos turns to violence one night in June 1992. At age 12, Sharon lures in 18 year-old Katie Rackliff and stabs her to death. She gets away with the crime until she is imprisoned for stabbing another girl two years later, and she confesses to Katie's murder. Sharon was sentenced to life, becoming the youngest female murderer sentenced in the United Kingdom. Katie Belflower is a California girl with a penchant for stealing other girl's boyfriends. She begins an affair with Michael Simons, the husband of her 17 year-old classmate Jenna Nannetti. Katie, Michael, and a friend named Jeffrey Hamilton plot to kill Jenna in 2002. Months later, Katie and Jeffrey attempt to kill another girl, Aspen Lum, and during the attack, Katie admits to killing Jenna. Katie is serving 25 years to life in prison. Michael Simons gets life without parole and Jeffrey Hamilton gets 20 years to life.
Deadly women.jpg "Three's a Crowd" August 15, 2014 103 {{{SeriesNumber}}}
Michelle Gable is a Montana woman with environmental sensitivities, who makes life difficult for her husband Joe. When Michelle goes to Maryland for her mother's funeral in 2009 and doesn't return, Joe takes up with a new woman, Sunday Bennett. Two years later, Michelle suddenly returns to Montana and discovers her husband's new lover. Jealous and enraged, Michelle shoots Joe and Sunday. Michelle is convicted of both murders and is sentenced to 200 years in prison. In 1914, 19 year-old Ruth Snyder meets her 32 year-old husband Albert after dialing a wrong telephone number. Years into their marriage, Ruth is bored, and during a night on the town, she meets a new lover, Judd Gray, and the pair wants to start a new life together. Ruth researches a life insurance policy and she and Judd plot Albert's murder. The pair is caught for orchestrating the murder, and in 1928 they are both executed in the electric chair. Ruth's execution was photographed. Martha Freeman's marriage seemed happy. She and her husband Jeffrey travel to Nashville in July 2004, where Martha meets a new lover, an illegal immigrant named Rafael Rocha-Perez. Martha and Rafael move into a hotel together, but when money runs out, Martha moves back in with Jeffrey, and moves Rafael into her closet. When Jeffrey discovers Rafael in his home, Martha and Rafael strangle Jeffrey to death. They are both found guilty and are serving life.
Deadly women.jpg "Catch Me If You Can" August 22, 2014 5 104
In Vancouver, British Columbia in 1992, Jean Ann James is devastated when she learns that her husband is having an affair with her best friend, Gladys Wakabayashi. She cunningly lures Gladys into a trap, then stabs her repeatedly and slashes her throat. She evades justice for 16 years until inadvertently confessing to undercover cops, and is serving 25 years to life for first-degree murder. Annie Monahan raises eyebrows in early 20th-century New Haven, Connecticut, when two husbands and a niece die of mysterious illnesses, followed by generous life insurance payoffs. Annie stays one step ahead of the law, but after a third husband dies, her secret is exposed – she has poisoned her victims with arsenic. She is sentenced to life for her third husband's murder and dies in prison. In Hammond, Indiana, Linda Darby squanders her husband Charles' meager wages on herself, even pretending she has cancer to get more money from him. When Charles exposes her misdeeds in the local newspaper, a humiliated Linda exacts revenge by poisoning him and finally shooting him and burning his body one night in 1970. Two years into a life sentence, she escapes prison and begins a quiet existence as Linda McElroy in Pulaski, Tennessee, evading capture until 35 years later.
Deadly women.jpg "Hunger for Cash" August 22, 2014 6 105
In 1984, respected nurse Maureen McDermott, heavily in debt from her party-girl lifestyle, lets openly gay friend Steven Eldridge move in with her, promising him a half-interest in her home in exchange for $10,000, but she does not follow through on her end of the bargain. Instead, she has co-worker Jimmy Luna and two thugs stab Steven and cut off his penis to disguise the killing as a hate crime. She is sentenced to death, Jimmy to life in prison. During the Great Depression, widow Marie Porter's candy store is in danger of failing and she asks her brother, William Kappel, for a loan, but he refuses. Marie responds by murdering William the night before his wedding, enlisting employee Ralph Giancola to help, promising him a cut of William's life insurance payout. Both killers go to the electric chair in 1938. In 1990, Texan billionaire Jerry Sternadel accuses his accountant, Debra Lynn Baker, and his wife, Lou Ann, of stealing $35,000 from him, and gives them a deadline of Memorial Day to repay the money. Debra responds by poisoning Jerry's favorite juice drink with arsenic. Debra is convicted of first-degree murder but shockingly receives only 10 years probation; she later goes to prison for 10 years for parole violation. Lou Ann is never charged or investigated.
Deadly women.jpg "Self-Made Widows" August 29, 2014 7 106
In the 1960s, the East End of London, gangster Linda Wellford meets fellow criminal Mickey Calvey, marries him and gets pregnant. Before the baby is born, Mickey dies in a botched armed robbery, and marries Ronnie Cook, another gangster. In 1981, Cook is sentenced to 16 years in prison for armed robbery (his robbery being one of the biggest in British history). After a divorce, Angelina Fuller meets Paul Rodriguez while working at a summer camp. Angelina tries to kill Paul by causing a gas leak in the house but Paul survives. Angelina finally kills Paul in 2000, by poisoning him with antifreeze. It is revealed that Angelina killed her baby daughter as well in order to receive money from a Wrongful Death Lawsuit. Anna Antonio gets married to Salvatore Antonio, who regularly abuses her. Not being able to get a divorce, Anna hires two friends to shoot Salvatore to death, and is executed for her crime in 1931.
Deadly women.jpg "Lover's Revenge II" September 5, 2014 8 107
After Camellia Brown and her husband Thierry divorce, Camellia loses custody of her two children to Thierry and is ordered to stay away from them, but does not comply. Suffering from delusions that Thierry is sexually abusing the children, she shoots him to death in front of the kids. She is sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in prison. Geraldine Smith is involved with a married man, Louia McDonald, but he won't leave his wife Valerie, even after Geraldine gives birth to his child. Seething with hatred, she hires friends Marva Golden and Eddie Williams to shoot Valerie to death. Golden gets 20 years and Williams and Smith each get life, but Smith is later released on parole. Party girl and shameless flirt Michelle Burgess begins an affair with her husband's boss, Kevin Matthews. However, Kevin's wife, Carolyn, won't let him go, so Michelle and another of her boyfriends, David Key, eliminate the obstacle by stabbing Carolyn 41 times, also intending to murder Michelle's estranged husband Darren. It is revealed that Kevin was in on the murder plot as well, and he and Michelle are both sentenced to life in prison.
Deadly women.jpg "Heartless" September 12, 2014 9 108
Angela Simpson is an Arizona woman with a troubled past. She sees herself as a vigilante wanting to make the world conform to her moral code. In August 2009 she tortures and kill a paralyzed man who claimed to be a police snitch and she is sentenced to life. Kemi Adeyoola is the teenage daughter of a multimillionaire realtor, but she can't keep herself out of trouble. She gets caught shoplifting and is sent to detention, where she writes a manual on how to rob and kill elderly people. Upon her release, she puts her plan into action, killing 84-year-old Anne Mendel in 2005, and gets 20 years to life. In Jersey City, New Jersey, Latonia Bellamy is a college student and aspiring social worker. While on spring break, she and her thrill-seeking cousin, Shiquan Bellamy, rob and kill an engaged couple, Nia Haqq and Michael Muchioski. She is convicted of felony murder, robbery, and carjacking; she and Shiquan are both serving life, with possibility of parole for Latonia after 93 years.
Deadly women.jpg "Second Best" September 19, 2014 10 109
Seeking freedom from his controlling wife, Joan, Dennis Hawley begins seeing drug-addicted prostitute Brandita Taliano and supporting her financially. In 1993, when Joan receives an inheritance from her mother's death and plans to proceed with a divorce, Dennis, fearing financial ruin, enlists Brandita's help in murdering Joan, bludgeoning Joan with a golf club. Both are sentenced to life. Kenneth Jones begins a relationship with Nadiyah Venable, but still loves ShaRon Owens, the mother of his children, and soon decides to reconcile with ShaRon, leaving a pregnant Nadiyah in dire straits. Nadiyah blinds ShaRon with bleach and then stabs her 27 times in front of her children. She is sentenced to 55 years in jail and dies in prison in July 2014. Tanya Lane enters a relationship with Renae Burns, who is in the midst of an unhappy marriage to husband Steven but doesn't want to leave her children. Steven soon discovers the affair and ends the marriage, and Tanya, wanting Renae all to herself, shoots Steven to death. Tanya receives a 17-year prison term, and Renae, charged as an accessory after the fact, gets a four-year sentence.
Deadly women.jpg "For the Money, Honey" September 26, 2014 110
In 1991, Canadian native Melissa Sheppard drains her husband's bank account and then drugs him and runs him over with her car, and is briefly jailed for manslaughter. Her next two husbands die of mysterious illnesses, with Melissa draining both their bank accounts as well, and she is briefly jailed for theft and forgery. Her attempt to murder a fifth husband fails and she is serving a 3 1/2-year sentence. Army wife Kelly Gissendaner is a promiscuous party girl who shamelessly sees other men, even while her husband Doug remains devoted to her. Kelly enlists her boyfriend, Greg Owens, to beat and stab Doug to death in February 1997, so she can profit from the marital house and two life insurance policies. She was executed in 2015. Ada Wittenmyer likes the finer things in life, and seeks to accomplish this by finding wealthy men and then marrying and murdering them so she can enjoy their money. During the 1970s, she poisons two husbands with arsenic, and enjoys watching them suffer while they die. Convicted of both murders and jailed for life, she commits suicide in prison in 1984.
Deadly women.jpg "Cold as Ice" October 3, 2014 12 111
Tracey Richter and her husband, Dr. John Pittman, were college sweethearts, but by 2001, they are bitterly divorced, and she moves to the small town of Early, Iowa with her new Australian husband. When Pittman files for sole custody of their son, Tracey forces 20-year-old neighbor Dustin Wehde to write a fake confession claiming Pittman hired him to kill her, then shoots him nine times and tries to disguise the murder as a home invasion. She is serving life without parole. In Prestatyn, Wales, Lee-Anna Shiers and Liam Timbrell endure constant harassment from alcoholic neighbor Melanie Smith. In April 2013, following a dispute over a stroller, Melanie sets fire to their apartment house, killing the young couple, their son and two cousins. Liam's dying words implicate Melanie and she is sentenced to 30 years to life. Rhonda Wisto is an aspiring drug kingpin in Nipomo, California who rules her gang and family, including son Jacob York, with an iron fist. In September 2010, she takes in 15-year-old runaway Dystiny Myers, but Dystiny challenges her authority and Rhonda fears she could turn her in to authorities. She orders her gang – including her son, the girl's boyfriend – to beat Dystiny to death. Also fearing that gang member Cody Miller, who helped kill Dystiny, is also a police informant, Wisto has her other two gang members, York and Jason Greenwell, attempt to murder Miller, but fail. Greenwell, Miller, along with mother and son are serving life without parole.
Deadly women.jpg "If Looks Could Kill" October 10, 2014 13 112
In New York City, Angela Murray is a prostitute with high-class tastes, sleeping only with wealthy men. She targets 92-year-old Holocaust survivor and former disco owner Felix Brinkmann, and recruits brothers Alijulah and Hasib Cutts to help her rob him, bludgeoning and strangling Felix when he refuses to divulge his safe combination. Angela pleads guilty to second-degree murder and gets a minimum 16-year sentence. At 16, Eva Dugan was a single mother in Alaska working as a cabaret singer and prostitute. At 47, she becomes a housekeeper for Arizona rancher Andrew Mathis, but they clash constantly and she is soon fired. Shortly afterward, Mathis disappears, and when his body is found, Dugan is suspected of bludgeoning him to death. At her hanging in 1930, she is accidentally decapitated, becoming Arizona's final execution at the gallows. In Duplin County, North Carolina, Pamela and Dorian Lanier are successful turkey farmers, but when Dorian injures his leg in 1997, he insists that his wife nurse him back to health. This turns out to be a deadly mistake, as Pamela poisons him to death with turkey feed in order to collect on his life insurance. Sentenced to life without parole, she is also suspected of the poisoning and drowning death of her first husband, Johnny Williams.
Deadly women.jpg "To Have and to Kill" October 17, 2014 113 {{{SeriesNumber}}}
Tennessee couple Gaile and Ron Owens seem like a model couple, but their marriage collapses over financial strains, Gaile's short prison term for embezzlement, and Ron's extramarital affair. Fearing divorce will lead to financial ruin and losing her children, she hires Sidney Porterfield to beat Ron to death in February 1985. She and Porterfield are both sentenced to death, but Gaile's sentence is later commuted to life and she is released on parole in 2011. California highway patrol officer Francisco Cano is a hard-working, devoted family man, but his wife Kym is jealous, abusive, and a shopaholic, and spreads lies that he is abusing her. In December 2006, she shoots Frank in the head and claims the murder was an accident, hoping to collect on his life insurance. Her children testify against her in court and she is serving 40 years to life. Tyshee Prokop is a young army wife living in Texas. At first her marriage to her husband Gary is a happy one, but Tyshee is unwilling to give up her party girl lifestyle, and after a year of marriage, Gary decides to leave her and the army. In June 1998, Tyshee hires a friend of her secret lover to shoot Gary so that she can continue receiving his army benefits and collect on his life insurance.Charles Turnbull is sentenced to life in prison and Tyshee is eligible for parole in 2032.
Deadly women.jpg "Mad or Bad" October 24, 2014 15 114
Daryl Smith's former lover and sex slave, Morgan Smith, is obsessed with him, and follows him when he moves to Florida to be with his new girlfriend, Andrea Stranko. Daryl tries to share himself with both women, but after Morgan assaults Andrea with an axe, Daryl breaks up with Morgan for good. Suffering from borderline personality disorder, Morgan shoots and kills Andrea and wounds Daryl, and is sentenced to life for Andrea's murder. In Greenwood, Indiana, Sarah White is the daughter of an alcoholic mother and sexually abusive father, and the stress lands her in a psychiatric hospital for a year. Charles and Carol Roberson take her in as a nanny for their four children, but re-open Cindy's old wounds when they also sexually abuse her. To escape, Cindy burns down the Roberson home on New Year's Eve 1975, killing the entire family, and is serving six concurrent life sentences. Kathleen Hagen was a brilliant urologist with a bright future, but by 2000, her life has disintegrated – she has lost her career and her marriage, suffers from severe bipolar disorder, and has a strained relationship with her parents, James and Idella, who are always critical and cold to her. In August 2000, her stressors cause her to snap, and she asphyxiates her parents. She is acquitted of both murders on grounds of insanity and institutionalized for six years. She is now released.
Deadly women.jpg "Scorned" November 7, 2014 16 115
Lan Anh Le is a troubled teen when she meets older woman Monica Anderson and begins a close friendship with her. Lan's drug use and violent temper are soon too much for Monica, who kicks Lan out of the house but soon decides to give her a second chance. This turns out to be a tragic mistake, as on a fateful night in 2010, Lan stabs Monica 91 times in an argument over a phone charger. She is serving 25 years to life. Julia Andrews is a 50-something divorcee with several children when she meets Randy Peddy, a man who is 16 years younger than she. They have a good relationship at first, but Randy drinks heavily to deal with a tragic past and becomes romantically involved with Julia's daughter. Julia's feelings of betrayal come to a head one night in November 2012 in an argument over Randy destroying Julia's car, and she shoots him to death. She is serving 44 years in prison. In the 1910s Sydney, Australia, Dorothy Mort falls into a deep depression following her father's suicide, and dashing doctor Claude Tozer is brought in to help. Claude seduces and romances Dorothy, then breaks off the affair when he reveals he is engaged. Declaring that no woman will have Claude if she can't, Dorothy shoots him to death and also tries to kill herself, but is acquitted of the murder on reason of insanity. She lives out the rest of her days uneventfully and dies in 1966 at age 81.
Deadly women.jpg "Total Control" November 14, 2014 17 116
Carman Major is a good, churchgoing girl until she meets and marries Clarence Jenkins. A short while into their marriage, the couple meet Grace Davis, and the three of them immediately start a polygamous marriage. Grace decides to move out after social services threaten to take away her children if she continues to stay in the relationship. Carman and Clarence, determined to get their lover back, decide to kidnap 34-year-old Mekole Harris, strangle her to death, and send Mekole's hands and feet to Grace's family in order to threaten Grace to move back in with them. The plan to get Grace back doesn't work, and Clarence is sentenced to life in prison, while Carman is sentenced to 40 years. Louise O'Brien is a fragile 18-year-old girl looking for a new start in life after her sister's tragic death. Louise gets a chance to start her new life when a 73-year-old family friend, Patricia Goddard offers Louise a chance to board at her house. Behind the scenes, Patricia is an abusive woman who enjoys torturing Louise and treating her like a servant. Eventually, Patricia's abuse comes to an end when she throws a hammer at Louise in a rage, which ends up killing her. Fearing she will be arrested, Patricia buries Louise's body in her backyard, until a police tip leads to Patricia's backyard. Patricia is sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison, and finally receives justice for her crime when she dies during her sentence. Cherylle Dell is a Canadian woman who is living on a farm with her husband, Scott who has survived Throat Cancer. Cherylle soon gets bored with the country life and has a secret affair with Nancy Fillmore. Scott and Cherylle soon decide to get a divorce, but she wants to own Scott's farm. So, Cherylle and Nancy plan to poison Scott by putting anti-freeze in his wine and calling him to see how well the poison works. After realizing that Nancy has informed the police about Scott's death, Cherylle and a teenage lover kill Nancy to keep her from being the star witness at Cherylle's trial. Brett, Cherrylle's lover, is charged with Nancy's murder and Cherylle is charged with Scott's murder and pleads guilty to Nancy's murder.
Deadly women.jpg "Hidden Rage" November 21, 2014 18 117
In Houston, Texas, party girl Ana Trujillo moves in with Swedish doctor and fellow alcoholic Stefan Andresson, but Stefan soon has enough of Ana's violent temper and kicks her out. After Ana is thrown out of another friend's home, Stefan lets her move back in temporarily. After a night of drinking, Ana bludgeons and stabs Stefan 25 times with the heel of her shoe, and is serving 30 years to life. In 1908, Illinois maid Essie Bible marries her newly widowed employer, Haville Bible. 15 years later, Haville also dies, and the cycle repeats: Essie is taken in by Ernest and Laura Malinsky, Laura dies, and Essie marries Ernest, seeking higher social status. She confesses to poisoning Laura, Haville, and Haville's first wife, Molly, with arsenic, and is sentenced to life for Laura's murder, but is released after 25 years. Emotionally troubled Arline Lawless believes she has found the man of her dreams in handsome Waldoboro, Maine fisherman Norman Benner, but Norman soon tires of Arline's clingy, needy behavior and ends the relationship. Arline shoots Norman in the back of the head and herself in the face, intending to commit suicide, but survives. She is serving a 35-year sentence.
Deadly women.jpg "Two to Terminate" November 28, 2014 19 118
Ada Leboeuf was a 38 years old middle-class housewife and mother of four from Morgan City, Louisiana. She was having a heated affair with the family doctor, Thomas Dreher. Together they hired a handyman to shoot Ada's husband. Ada's husband James was shot dead in Lake Palourde, but three weeks later, his body resurfaced. The handyman was sentenced to life, but Ada and Thomas were both sentenced to death. They were each executed on February 1, 1929. Keng Hwee Yeo was working as a psychiatric nurse in Australia when she began a relationship with one of her patients, Chris Dorrian. At the same time however, Kathy was living with her boyfriend Raymond Galea. When Kathy and Ray split, Chris and Kathy move in together, but when Chris is shot during a fatal argument, Kathy calls Raymond to help clean up the mess. The pair dismembers and disposes of the body, and only the head is recovered. Kathy was sentenced to 24 years in prison, and Raymond received 5 years. In Carthage, Mississippi in 1983, Vernice Ballenger orchestrates a robbery of her 75 year-old aunt, Myrtle Ellis to collect on her fortunes. She enlists her estranged husband Mac to enlist hit men to beat up and rob Myrtle, then set her house on fire. The murder is not solved until 1992 when one hit man's wife admits her husband's involvement. Mac and the hit men get life sentences. Vernice gets a death sentence but dies in prison in 2002.
Deadly women.jpg "In the Family" December 5, 2014 20 119
Sandi Nieves' troubled eight-year marriage to her former stepfather, David Folden, triggers a series of misfortunes for her, including a failed relationship with a younger man, an abortion, and David's rescinding his adoption of her three oldest children. In June 1998, seeking revenge against her children's fathers, Sandi sets a fire in her home and lets her four daughters die of smoke inhalation, then tries to blame her surviving son for the crime. She is sentenced to death. 20-year-old Texan Nicole Yesconis is a spoiled brat who hates her father and stepmother, Robert and Aletha, yet expects them to continue supporting her financially. When her father threatens to cut her off, Nicole enlists boyfriend Jeremiah Wetmore and his friend Michael Heath to murder Robert and Aletha in January 1994. Jeremiah is sentenced to life, Michael to 35 years, and Nicole to 40 years to life. Farzana and Iftikhar Ahmed are strict, conservative Pakistani British immigrants who are upset by their teenage daughter Shafilea's embrace of Western culture, which they are unable to suppress despite holding the girl hostage in her own home. After Shafilea attempts suicide to avoid an arranged marriage to an older man, her parents suffocate her in September 2003, then dispose of her body in a river and swear the rest of their family to secrecy. After nearly a decade of evading justice, the Ahmeds are turned in by their surviving daughter and are serving 25 years to life.