Watch The Killer Speaks

"The Killer Speaks" is the documentary program that goes into prisons to interview killers on the chilling insights into their crimes. This technique of interviewing killers in prison is an in depth method of performing an autopsy that is psychological in nature. The program takes a look at each step of the thought process before an act of murder is committed. Each individual offender that speaks in an interviews gives law enforcement information that can be used later in criminal profiles. Whether there is one homicide or a series of them, taking information from killers is one way out of the many investigative techniques of law enforcement agencies.

In cases when there are serial killers are at large, an interview from a convicted serial killer is crucial to understanding the mental motivation behind the murders that have occurred. The FBI often helps via consultation in active investigations, before and after the interviews to make a psychological profile of the killers. In cases where domestic violence degenerates into murder, the same techniques of using interviews apply to make a profile the same as with serial killers and other murderers that have been convicted. It is a look into the dark and twisted minds, that turns into a chilling reality when murders are discovered afterward.

The first season of this documentary series is to talk to inmates that have murdered once or many times before being arrested. Some theories of how a person becomes a killer are often a question that can't be answered easily. In a few cases where there is severe abuse in a household, that can often lead to murder later on by the former victim of past abuse. Whatever the cause, an interview with a convicted murderer can shed light on an active murder investigation to solve a case.

A&E
2 Seasons, 10 Episodes
April 11, 2013
Crime, Drama
7.4/10
Cast: Pete Demeo, Rodd Houston, Sasha Bardey, Louis B. Schlesinger
Ad
i
Watch Episodes

The Killer Speaks Full Episode Guide

  • Van Brett Watkins reveals details about his career as a hitman.

  • In 1994, an unknown drifter went on a violent killing spree in three states. Nicknamed the "I-95 Killer" by the press, Gary Ray Bowles left his victims with something viciously stuffed in their mouths. Currently awaiting execution on death row, for the first time, Bowles reveals the chilling motives behind his crimes.

  • A young man is shot on a mountain trail and left to die. During the investigation, detectives believe they may be dealing with a serial killer.

  • In 1991, a human skull is found in the woods outside of San Antonio and a perfect murder begins to unravel. Investigators figure out the identity of their victim, but without witnesses or evidence, the case goes cold quickly. Until a career criminal in California makes a sudden and surprising confession, an admission that turns out to be less than truthful. Now, the killer describes what happened that night and why he confessed to the murder he could have gotten away with.

  • In Great Falls, Montana, detectives respond to a barbaric scene where a 51-year-old former corrections officer is found dead.

  • Two weeks before Christmas, Earl Forrest burst into a friend's house and murdered two people in cold blood. Still thirsty for mayhem, Forrest then ambushed the deputies who came knocking.

  • In 2006, when 38-year-old Dena Riley met convicted rapist Richard Davis, and their marriage was plagued by conflict. They shared the same twisted desire for three-way sex--followed by murder.

  • Robert Lopez is questioned about murdering his pregnant girlfriend.

  • Maksim Gelman discusses the four murders he committed in New York City in 2011, beginning with stabbing his stepfather 55 times.

  • 23-year-old Levi King executed two innocent neighbors in 2005.

Watch The Killer Speaks Online - Watch online anytime: Buy, Rent

The Killer Speaks is available to watch and stream on A&E. You can also buy, rent The Killer Speaks on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, A&E, Google Play, iTunes online.