Born to Kill?

Born to Kill?

2005 - 2016, Crime, History, Other
Documentary series where psychologists and criminology experts analyse the personalities of some of the world's most infamous murderers, and consider what may have motivated them to carry out horrific crimes

Episode Guide

  • Born to Kill? - Bobby Joe Long (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Bobby Joe Long

    Bobby Joe Long raped 50 people, and murdered nine.

  • Born to Kill? - David Carpenter (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    David Carpenter

    After being convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping, David Carpenter went on to kill five women.

  • Born to Kill? - Fred Waterfield and David Gore (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Fred Waterfield and David Gore

    In the early 1980s, cousins David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield sexually abused and murdered six young women in Vero Beach, Fla.

  • Born to Kill? - Timothy Spencer (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Timothy Spencer

    Timothy Wilson-Spencer strangled five people in the 1980s, and had the first trial case solved with DNA evidence.

  • Born to Kill? - Sean Vincent Gillis (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Sean Vincent Gillis

    Sean Gillis stalked, raped and murdered eight women.

  • Born to Kill? - John Duffy and David Mulcahy (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    John Duffy and David Mulcahy

    Childhood friends John Duffy and David Mulcahy murdered several women in London.

  • Born to Kill? - Levi Bellfield (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Levi Bellfield

    Levi Bellfield murdered three women, including Milly Dowler.

  • Born to Kill? - Cleophus Prince JR `The Clairemont Killer' (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Cleophus Prince JR `The Clairemont Killer'

    Ex-marine Cleophus Prince Jr. raped and murdered six women in 1990.

  • Born to Kill? - Richard Cottingham (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Richard Cottingham

    Richard Cottingham murders at least six people and dismembers their bodies.

  • Born to Kill? - Tony Costa: Cape Cod Casanova (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Tony Costa: Cape Cod Casanova

    Tony Costa murders four women in 1969, and then pens an unpublished novel detailing his crimes.

  • Born to Kill? - Charlene and Gerald Gallego (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Charlene and Gerald Gallego

    Gerald and Charlene join forces to rape and murder several teenagers.

  • Born to Kill? - The Serial Killing Couple (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    The Serial Killing Couple

    Bernardo and Homolka were serial killers capable of severe cruelty. What drove this seemingly clean-cut couple to their appalling crimes? Circumstances that created these monsters.

  • Born to Kill? - The Yorkshire Ripper (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Yorkshire Ripper

  • Born to Kill? - Doug Clark et Carol Bundy (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Doug Clark et Carol Bundy

    In the summer of 1980, Douglas Clark and Carol Bundy trawled Sunset Strip in Los Angeles looking for prey. Acting out their darkest desires, they left a trail of bloodshed in their wake. What motivated this string of sickening murders?

  • Born to Kill? - Doug Clark and Carol Bundy (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Doug Clark and Carol Bundy

    In the summer of 1980, Douglas Clark and Carol Bundy trawled Sunset Strip in Los Angeles looking for prey. Acting out their darkest desires, they left a trail of bloodshed in their wake. What motivated this string of sickening murders?

  • Born to Kill? - The Drive-By Slayers (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    The Drive-By Slayers

  • Born to Kill? - Wesley Shermantine & Loren Herzog (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Wesley Shermantine & Loren Herzog

    In 1984, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog embarked upon a drug-fuelled killing spree that would span 15 years, dumping their victims in the remote rural Californian countryside and down old pioneer wells where they had spent their childhood.

  • Born to Kill? - Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog - The Speed Freaks Killers (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog - The Speed Freaks Killers

    In 1984, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog embarked upon a drug-fuelled killing spree that would span 15 years, dumping their victims in the remote rural Californian countryside and down old pioneer wells where they had spent their childhood.

  • Born to Kill? - Hadden Clark (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Hadden Clark

    Maryland suburbs are struck by a pair of crimes where the suspect is a cross-dressing killer with an appetite for revenge and an unpredictable temper.

  • Born to Kill? - Yosemite Park Slayer (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Yosemite Park Slayer

  • Born to Kill? - The Killer Prophet (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    The Killer Prophet

  • Born to Kill? - The Devil's Disciple (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Devil's Disciple

  • Born to Kill? - The Butcher Brothers (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Butcher Brothers

    Richmond was plagued by a violent crime spree; the perpetrators were in a gang.

  • Born to Kill? - The Black Panther Murders (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Black Panther Murders

  • Born to Kill? - Dennis Rader (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Dennis Rader

    Dennis Rader, church deacon, scout leader and family man, killed 10 people in cold blood.

  • Born to Kill? - The Serial Killing Saviour (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Serial Killing Saviour

    Voted most likely to succeed in high school, Herbert Mullin kills 13 people by the age of 25.

  • Born to Kill? - The Hollywood Hillside Strangler (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Hollywood Hillside Strangler

    Killing cousins committed a series of murders that left the women of Los Angeles terrified.

  • Born to Kill? - Dale Hausner & Samual Dietman (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Dale Hausner & Samual Dietman

    Investigating whether Dale Hausner's desire for fame motivated his predatory crimes.

  • Born to Kill? - Son of Sam: David Berkowitz (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Son of Sam: David Berkowitz

    The Son of Sam spread terror through the streets of New York, shooting women or couples parked in cars.

  • Born to Kill? - The Kindly Killer: Dennis Nilsen (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Kindly Killer: Dennis Nilsen

    When Dennis Nilsen is arrested for murder in London, he calmly tells police he has killed at least 15 young men.

  • Born to Kill? - The Night Stalker (Richard Ramirez) (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Night Stalker (Richard Ramirez)

    Richard Ramirez slept in cemeteries as a child before preying on citizens in their homes later in life.

  • Born to Kill? - The Co-Ed Butcher: Edmund Kemper (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Co-Ed Butcher: Edmund Kemper

    Police search for the killer of female co-eds when body parts begin washing up on California beaches.

  • Born to Kill? - The Green River Killer: Gary Ridgway (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Green River Killer: Gary Ridgway

    Seattle's Green River Killer baffled police for 19 years following the discovery of three women's bodies in 1982.

  • Born to Kill? - Pee Wee Gaskins (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Pee Wee Gaskins

    Police discover the private graveyard of a mass murderer who killed more than 100 people.

  • Born to Kill? - The Boston Strangler (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Boston Strangler

    Some doubt the authenticity of serial killer De Salvo aka Boston Strangler who claimed the lives of at least 13 victims.

  • Born to Kill? - Aileen Wuornos (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Aileen Wuornos

    The 'Highway Hooker', a female serial killer and prostitute sentenced to lethal injection for the killing of six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990.

  • Born to Kill? - Charles Starkweather (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Charles Starkweather

    The crimes of Charles Starkweather, an American killer who murdered 11 people in the late 1950s during a road trip with his lover.

  • Born to Kill? - Richard Chase (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Richard Chase

    Richard Trenton Chase was deemed a deranged monster for slaughtering men, women and children in a bloody rampage.

  • Born to Kill? - John Wayne Gacy (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    John Wayne Gacy

  • Born to Kill? - Ted Bundy (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Ted Bundy

    Ted Bundy orchestrated a campaign of terror that stretched across the US luring pretty dark haired women to gruesome deaths.

  • Born to Kill? - Ivan Milat (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Ivan Milat

    The Back Pack Killer, Australia's worst solo serial killer.

  • Born to Kill? - The Washington Snipers (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Washington Snipers

    Ten innocent people were killed, and three were wounded.

  • Born to Kill? - Harold Shipman (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Harold Shipman

    World's most prolific killer, a doctor who was trusted and respected by many patients.

  • Born to Kill? - Myra Hindley (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Myra Hindley

    Crimes committed by Hindley and her lover, Ian Brady, shocked the nation.

  • Born to Kill? - Dahmer (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Dahmer

    Jeffrey Dahmer was a sexual deviant who raped, murdered and ate parts of 17 victims.

  • Born to Kill? - Fred West (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Fred West

    A seemingly ordinary man who also liked to maim, molest, and murder.