Minor Character: Miami
Name Hank Kerner
Gender Male
City Miami
Pathology Spree killer
Modus Operandi Shiving
No. of Victims 6+ killed
Status Executed
Portrayed By Geoff Mead
First Appearance Body Count

Hank Kerner is a spree killer appearing during an escape in Body Count in CSI:Miami. Kerner is the arch-nemesis of Calleigh Duquesne.


Nothing is known about Kerner's past other than that he is awaiting three separate trials, which leads us to assume that he killed 3 people prior to the events of Body Count.

Body Count[]

He would later stab a prisoner to death as a distraction so that he, Randall Kaye, and Stewart Otis could escape in a police helicopter driven by Kaye's brother. After that he kills Kaye and his brother and escapes with Stewart where he kills a driver for his vehicle leaving Stewart alone on his own. Because he was unable to kill the protected witness in his case, he kills the prosecutor who runs it. Finally Calleigh finds Kerner in a gun shop due to the lubricant he uses in his gun and arrests him, when he takes him to the MDPD Kerner threatens Calleigh that "this is not over"; but she replies that it doesn't matter if he gets it, someone else will make him pay for his undeniable crimes.

Modus Operandi[]

Kerner used whatever weapons he could get ahold of during his killing spree, including a shiv made from a toothbrush and handguns, particularly an H&K MP5K pistol and an S&W 686 revolver.

Known Victims[]

  • Presumably killed others prior to Body Count
  • Unnamed inmate (shivved in the chest with a sharpened toothbrush)
  • Officer Gordon (shot twice in the chest with a pistol, causing to fall off a prison rooftop)
  • Randall & Bryce Kaye (shot in the head with a revolver)
  • Jill Gormley (shot in the head with a revolver; stole her car)
  • D.A. Janet Medrano (shot in the head with a revolver)

Known Accomplices[]

  • Randall Kaye (helped escape the prison; deceased)
  • Stewart Otis (helped escape the prison, later killing the Kayes for Otis' next attacks; incarcerated)