In this compelling two-hour special, investigative journalist Beth Karas follows Sam Little, America’s most prolific serial killer who confessed to murdering over 90 women in 17 states, in hopes to identify how he got away with murder for so long.
Former prosecutor and investigator Beth Karas speaks with Rick Bell, chief of special investigations with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, about Samuel Little, the most notorious serial killer in the U.S. who ultimately confessed to killing 93 women. During his expansive interviews with investigators, Little said he lost count of his victims after 84.
Rick Bell, chief of special investigations with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, speaks with former prosecutor and investigator Beth Karas about interrogating serial killer Samuel Little, who confessed to killing 93 women over the course of more than three decades. "We knew that he objectified women, and we needed to make him feel comfortable," says Bell of his interview technique.
Pascagoula Police Department Lieutenant Darren Versiga discusses the investigation into serial killer Samuel Little, who confessed to killing 93 women over the course of more than three decades. Versiga drove to Texas to interview Little about an unsolved case in Pascagoula, and the Texas Rangers gave him various guidelines for speaking with Little.
Former prosecutor and investigator Beth Karas sits down with Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman to discuss the case of Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in the U.S. "The truth of the matter is, in my opinion, based on my experience, that we still don't believe women," Silverman says in response to why Little evaded capture for more than three decades.
In May of 2018, FBI and local law agencies were stunned when 78-year-old Sam Little confessed to murdering over 90 women across 17 different states on a killing spree lasting 35 years. Thus far, over fifty of his victims have been confirmed by the FBI, making him America's most prolific serial killer. What fueled his deadly rampage? How did he get away with killing so many, for so long? In this compelling two-hour special, former prosecutor/investigative journalist Beth Karas follows Sam Little’s trail of terror in hopes of finding out how this calculated killer evaded capture and stymied investigators at every turn. Viewers will also get a first-hand account from a victim who escaped his vicious grip and will speak in detail about her horrific experience. Cooperating with law enforcement, Sam Little personally sketches some of his self-proclaimed victim’s faces in hand-drawn portraits with hopes of identifying his still-unknown victims, bringing them justice at last.
Laurie Barros, a survivor of serial killer Samuel Little, revisits the crime scene where she was attacked with former prosecutor and investigator Beth Karas, the host of "Catching a Serial Killer: Sam Little." On the night of Sept. 27, 1984 in San Diego, California, when Barros was just 22 years old, she said that Little pulled up in a car, grabbed her, and threw her inside.
In 2018, detectives from the Texas Ranger Division reached out to serial killer Samuel Little with a deal. If he confessed to one of their cold cases, they would take the death penalty off the table and relocate him to a more comfortable county jail in Texas. Little agreed, and in his 650 hours' worth of confessions with law enforcement, Little admitted to 93 murders.