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Kill or Be Killed Unpacks Brutal Murder Cases Where the Killer Claimed Self-Defense

Through the investigation and sparring of legal teams, every episode of this new Oxygen show provides an immersive journey, exploring both sides of the story.

By Oxygen Staff

Oxygen True Crime, the home of high-quality true-crime programming, expands its robust slate of bone-chilling content with the new series Kill or Be Killed, premiering Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT following a new episode of Cold Justice at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

How to Watch

Watch Kill or Be Killed on Oxygen Saturdays at 9/8c and nexy day on Peacock. Catch up on the Oxygen app.

Viewers should be prepared to question everything in Oxygen’s new series Kill or Be Killed. These complex cases unpack brutal murders where the killer claims self-defense. Was it really the result of a genuine act of self-preservation, with no other alternative, or was the killer desperately trying to cover-up a cold-blooded murder? 

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What is the Oxygen show Kill or Be Killed about?

Kill or Be Killed is the gripping exploration of self-defense murder cases, where law enforcement, prosecutors and defense attorneys unravel every detail, from the harrowing stories, forensics, interrogations and witness statements that led up to the gruesome event in order to find answers. Through the investigation and sparring of dynamic legal teams, every episode provides an immersive journey, exploring both sides of the story, building to confounding verdicts of guilt or innocence in the eyes of the law.

The series also exposes the suspenseful journey loved ones of both the slain and the perpetrators take as they navigate the twists and turns of the investigation and are forced to grapple with the truth.

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What are some of the cases Kill or Be Killed will feature?

“Grandma’s Gun ” (March 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) 
A teen boy makes a shocking 911 call claiming his grandmother shot him. As detectives investigate, they uncover drugs and deep familial conflicts spanning a generational divide, leaving a jury questioning who to believe.

“Friends 'Til the End” (March 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) 
After best friends spend an evening Christmas shopping, the night ends with one man fatally shooting the other. The survivor claims self-defense, but his foggy memory, forensic evidence and witness accounts suggest there could be more to the story. 

Kill or Be Killed is produced by Glass Entertainment Group. Nancy Glass, Jon Hirsch, Eric Neuhaus and Ken Kohler Jr. serve as executive producers. Joshua E. Kessler and Brian Keller serve as co-executive producers.