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Killer Women with Piers Morgan

  • Episode: 

    2 of 2

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 18 May 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 20 2016 : Sat 14 May - Fri 20 May
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Piers Morgan continues his travels through the US to meet some of America’s most notorious female murderers. 
 
In this second episode, Piers meets two very different female murderers, both of whom killed someone they loved.
 
First, Piers is back in Texas for an encounter with Rhonda Glover, a former beauty queen and rodeo star who gunned down her lover in cold blood. Rhonda and her boyfriend Jimmy Joste shared a glamorous lifestyle built on the riches of his oil business. But their relationship spiralled into drug-fuelled obsession and paranoia... and ended in murder. 
 
When they meet at the state’s Murray Unit in Gatesville, Rhonda tells Piers that she was scared of Jimmy and used the gun in self defence. But as Piers discovers from homicide detective Richard Faithful, Rhonda shot Jimmy ten times and continued to pump bullets into his body as he lay dead, suggesting a motive far removed from self defence.
 
To try to uncover the real story of this tempestuous relationship, Piers travels to Houston and Austin to meet those close to Jimmy and Rhonda. 
 
Next, Piers ventures to Florida to look into a “did-she-didn’t-she” case of a mother who is serving a life sentence behind bars for killing her daughter.
 
In rural Florida in August 2008, emergency workers battled to save 7-year-old Adrianna Hutto who had accidentally drowned in the family’s outdoor pool... or so it seemed. Later that day, Adrianna’s younger brother AJ told police that his mum had deliberately ‘dunked’ Adrianna as a punishment for being naughty. 6 months later, 7 year old AJ testified against his mother at her murder trial. He was the prosecution’s star witness and effectively sent his mother to prison.
 
Piers meets Amanda in Florida’s largest female prison. She tells him that the drowning was a tragic accident, that she could never kill her daughter. He finds out what it was like for Amanda to sit across from her son as he testified against her, and ultimately asks her the burning question: did she do it?
 
Piers also heads to the scene of the trial where he meets the prosecutor and defence counsel – who have completely opposing views on Amanda’s guilt.