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Fatal Encounters is an Investigation Discovery channel original series. Each episode is approximately one hour long. Subject material is based on the relationship between killer and victim and may be disturbing for some viewers. This is a documentary style program that showcases dramatized recreations of the lives of the people involved. The show also contains interviews with the friends and family of the victims and killers as well as the police and detectives involved with the case.

Each episode begins with a background on the lives of the killer and the victim. An on-screen countdown clock allows you to view the victim's final actions in a time-line format. This allows you to see just what incidents occured to lead up to their fatal encounter. Time per case is different, some ranging from minutes to years before the final act of violence is commited.

All episodes are different and showcase one criminal event. In some instances the victims are strangers who may happen to cross paths while on vacation. Other cases show friendships that turn to jealousy. Almost all shows end in murder.

One case looks at a woman who is so desperate to have a baby that she plans the search for a pregnant woman and befriend her. This allows the killer time to surgically remove the woman's baby and claim it as her own. Another episode looks at a group of friends that work together in the adult movie industry. None were greatly successful but when one becomes down on his luck and turns to violence, it spells murder for one of his ex-friends.

Each Fatal Encounter episode ends with the resolution to the case. Most times the episode has a tragic ending but, there are a few when the intended victim manages to get away and the criminal is caught.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Investigation Discovery
3 Seasons, 39 Episodes - Currently Airing
January 4, 2012
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Mystery
7.1/10
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Fatal Encounters Full Episode Guide

  • A weekend of deer hunting in northern Wisconsin becomes deadly following an altercation between hunters.

  • A student athlete and his friends attack a Hispanic immigrant, which escalates to deadly levels.

  • Eighteen-year-old Devin Moore is obsessed with video games and decides to bring a scenario to life when he confronts police officers Arnold Strickland and James Crump and dispatcher Ace Mealer.

  • A young man is attacked while celebrating his bachelor party at a strip club.

  • A Connecticut lawyer accused of slaying his neighbor in August 2006 after discovering the man sexually abused his 2-year-old daughter.

  • Meredith Emerson loves to hike the trails of Blood Mountain and befriends 61-year-old Gary Hilton. But when Hilton attacks and abducts her, she fights for her life using martial arts skills and deception.

  • A third trimester abortion provider and an anti-abortion protester have a major clash in court that leads to a bloody act of violence.

  • A 20-year-old college student and a 14-year-old eighth-grader have a deadly encounter.

  • A university professor is on the warpath after learning she has been denied tenure.

  • A medical student retaliates after being hit with a lawsuit regarding a traffic altercation.

  • A home inspection in Texas precipitates a deadly crime.

  • The third season opens with a young man and his friend engaged in a violent showdown.

  • A lonely woman named Cynthia Lynch finds friendship in a Louisiana-based hate group headed by Raymond Foster. But during her initiation into the group things spiral out of control and Cynthia suddenly becomes desperate to escape.

  • A police officer is dispatched to a medical call but instead discovers the man has shot and killed three people.

  • An aspiring actress has finally gotten her first role in a movie. Unbeknownst to her, the director is a paroled killer. One summer night, when the director convinces her to come to his apartment alone, she falls into a sinister trap.

  • A home inspection in a Texas town goes awry when a housing code enforcer Michael "Pee Wee" Walker and 22-year-old Adam Ward have a disagreement that turns deadly.

  • When a Seattle resident decides to buy an old home to renovate and flip, he hires a local homeless man named Richard Jones to help out. Things go awry when the home becomes the location for a murderous plot.

  • Two friends are assaulted while on a fishing trip in Virginia.

  • Twenty-three-year-old Sean Bell has plans to marry his high school sweetheart and the mother of his two small children. But while celebrating his bachelor party at a local strip club, things get deadly.

  • Federal agents investigate beloved podiatrist Ron Mikos for massive Medicare fraud. Their star witness is Mikos patient Joyce Brannon, a retired nurse. With a grand jury date just days away, the doctor and the nurse face-off.

  • 55 year-old Joan Loughman finally finds a suitable retirement home for her aging father, and the center's Marketing Director promises to make the difficult process go smoothly. But the trusting relationship is destroyed by violence.

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  • Season 1 Episode 6 Deadly Deeds 4/23/2012

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