Season 3
Number 23
Writer Ildy Modrovich
Director Scott Lautanen
Original Airdate May 16, 2005
Previous Episode: Recoil
Next Episode: 10-7

Whacked is the twenty-third in Season Three of CSI: Miami.


An axe murderer on death row is given a stay of execution just moments before it was to take place, on the grounds that there may have been tainted DNA analysis used at his trial. Now, without using any DNA evidence, the team must race against time and reexamine all of the physical evidence in the case, just as they get a call on a new double murder that looks suspiciously like the case they're working on.


Ken Kramer, a serial killer in death row, is given a stay of execution after a murder very similar to his M.O is discovered. After tracking Kramer's history as well a series of seemingly unrelated crimes the teams finds out Kramer actually had an accomplice during the original murders and that's the new killer. The accomplice is revealed to be Kramer's cousin, Larry Hargrove, but when Horatio confronts Kramer in jail he confesses Larry didn't kill the victims he's been executed for. The execution is allowed to begin, but just before that Kramer commits suicide by eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich-he was allergic to peanuts. Interspersed throughout the episode are scenes of a man walking in the woods with an axe, Kramer's favorite killing weapon, however the ending reveals the man is actually a lumberjack hacking the wood for Kramer's casket, with the final scene showing Horatio looking at his body laying there and closing it.


Main Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Rex Linn as Frank Tripp
  • David Lee Smith as Rick Stetler
  • Alex Buck as Raymond Caine Jr
  • Stephen Tobolowsky as Don Haffman
  • Eric Roberts as Ken Kramer
  • Shelli Bergh as Paula Muro
  • Cindy Pickett as Miranda Lewis
  • Megan Follows as Beth Grand
  • Kent Faulcon as Correctional Officer
  • David Norona as Joshua Greenfield
  • Sam Vance as Uniform MDPD
  • Kimiko Gelman as Dr. Nicole Talcott
  • W. Earl Brown as Jesse Kramer
  • Christopher Shyer as Larry Hargrove
  • Javier Grajeda as Correctional Officer #1
  • Lawrence Lejohn as Correctional Officer #2
  • Jerry Giles as Correctional Officer #3
  • S. Zev Esquenazi as Baliff Martinez


  • The episode appears to partly take from the "Hillside Strangler" case.
  • Due to containing strong violence and horror, this is the only CSI: Miami episode to be rated 18 in the UK for home media release.

See Also []

CSI:Miami Season 3
Lost SonPro PerUnder the InfluenceMurder in a FlashLegalHell NightCrime WaveSpeed KillsPiratedAfter the FallAddictionShootoutCop KillerOne Night StandIdentityNothing to LoseMoney PlaneGame OverSex & TaxesKiller DateRecoilVengeanceWhacked10-7